I heard part of an interesting story about vaccine passports in Israel:https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2021/03/09/vaccine-passports-public-health-tool-or-invasion-of-civil-liberties
Vaccine passports. They give those vaccinated against COVID-19 access to places the unvaccinated can't get into — gyms, bars, schools. But is it a reasonable public health tool, or an erosion of civil liberties?
I don't think the text summaries really do the benefits justice, so that is a little one sided.
This NY Times article about vaccine passports in Israel is almost a month old, so dated:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/middleeast/israel-covid-vaccine-reopen.html
Here's an article from 12 days ago:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/world/europe/passports-covid-vaccine.html
A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high.
Vaccine skepticism, already high in many communities, shows signs of spiking if shots become seen as government-mandated.
Some countries require proof of vaccination — for example, against yellow fever — to enter. So do schools and day-care facilities in many American states.
Special privileges for the vaccinated would, by definition, favor demographics that are inoculated at higher rates. In Western countries, those communities tend to be white and well-off.
This evokes an uncomfortable image: professional-class white people disproportionately allowed into shops, baseball games and restaurants, with people of color and members of the working classes disproportionately kept out. If workplaces require proof of vaccination, it could tilt employment as well.
“If vaccines become a passport to doing different things, we’re going to see the communities that have been already hardest hit by Covid being left behind,” said Nicole A. Errett, a University of Washington public health expert.
I see vaccine passports as a great public health tool that has enormous potential for abuse and don't see it getting implemented in many or perhaps not any states in the US.