May 7, 2021 - Health

Majority back vaccine proof requirements for travel, schools and work

Data: Verywell; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Most Americans support requiring proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling, going to school or going to work, a recent survey by Verywell found.

Why it matters: The idea of vaccine "passports" emerged early as a potential tool to reopen economies. But they've turned into a political flashpoint in several Republican-led states — and raised plenty of logistical challenges.

Details: Verywell Health polled 2,000 adults in the U.S. in early April about what activities people felt should require proof they'd gotten their COVID shots.

  • More than half thought vaccine proof should also be required for heading to concerts or sporting events, an approach New York rolled out this spring.
  • Far fewer supported requiring proof for activities like sitting inside a restaurant or shopping indoors, or attending a religious service.
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