Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts opposes any sort of vaccine passport

(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska's Governor says the state will not participate in any sort of proposed COVID-19 vaccine passport program.

Wednesday evening, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the follow statement in response to the development of vaccine passport systems.

“Nebraska will not participate in any vaccine passport program. This concept violates two central tenets of the American system: freedom of movement and healthcare privacy. Nebraska will take any necessary action to protect the private health information of our citizens and the freedoms we cherish.”

Proposed vaccine passports would document that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, or recently tested negative. The passports have recently gained support from airlines and the travel industry in recent weeks.

(Photo by the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts)

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