Little signs executive order banning vaccine passports, proof of vaccination at Idaho governmental agencies

Gov. Brad Little

BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little announced Wednesday that he will sign an executive order banning any Idaho governmental agency from requiring vaccine passports or proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccine passports, which would show proof of vaccination, are the latest controversy to come from the pandemic.

In addressing the state, Little said talk of these passports threatens individual freedom and patient privacy, adding that they “create a different class of citizens” and violate an individual’s freedom to choose to get vaccinated.

Little’s executive order comes on the heels of the Biden Administration saying it will not support a system that requires Americans to carry this type of credential.

Little ended his address saying that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work in reducing the spread of COVID-19. As of Wednesday, more than half a million Idahoans have chosen to get vaccinated.

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