The White House said Tuesday thatwould not impose a health passport on Americans to show that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, while emphasizing that the private sector is free to go ahead with this idea.
“The government does not support, and will not support, a system that would require Americans to have a certificate, “said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.” There will not be no federal immunization database, nor any federal obligation that requires everyone to obtain a vaccination certificate, “he added during his daily press conference.
The greatest interest in this idea comes from private companies, eager to reopen places where “large numbers of people” gatherlike stadiums or theaters, the spokesman continued.
Protect personal data
“On the side of the federal government, our interest is simple, and that is that personal data and the rights of Americans must be protectedand, therefore, that these systems are not used against persons unfairly“said Jen Psaki.
Several countries have implemented or are planning to introduce a health “passport” showing that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, in order to Facilitate the resumption of large meetings and trips.. The idea, however, sparked strong criticism and concerns about possible discrimination and protection of private data.