Not surprisingly, due to how rapidly the COVID-19 vaccines were developed, many people are hesitant about getting vaccinations.  Normally, it takes years and years for a vaccine to be developed and fully tested.  But, due to the health crisis caused by the pandemic, a series of vaccines were developed and approved (foe emergency use) in a fraction of that time.

As a result of the hesitancy of many people to get the vaccine, there had been talk of instituting a "vaccine passport" system as a form of proof that people had gotten their shot.

Many people, of all political leanings, spoke out against the concept of the passports.  Primarily, they cited privacy concerns as a reason for being against the potential for a vaccine passport system

It looks as though Maine has, at least for now, tabled the concept.

According to WMTW, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew said the state was not currently pursuing the idea because of questions about privacy and concerns about how the system would work in other states.

Of course, as other states are handling pandemic protocols differently, Lambrew suggested that people who plan to travel out of state bring their vaccination card and appropriate PPE.

What are your thoughts or concerns about the idea of vaccine passports?  Do you think the honor system is good enough?  Let us know what you think by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

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