Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN that Americans will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will show what vaccinations they had and when their next one is due. By February, 100 million Americans could be vaccinated against coronavirus. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, a Trump administration program to deploy Covid-19 vaccines across America, said that while governments won’t mandate the vaccine, venues, employers and service providers could all insist that customers take the shot. Polls show nearly half of Americans have indicated they won’t take the vaccine, which may create a huge number of people who could be denied the right to travel and a social life. -GEG
Americans will receive a ‘vaccination card’ showing they’ve taken the COVID-19 shot, raising the prospect that airlines and venues could refuse service to those who are not immunized.
“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN.
The vaccination card will be issued by the CDC and patients will be asked to provide a cell phone number so they can be contacted when it is time to receive their second dose.
Vaccination clinics will also send records of who has taken the shot to state immunization registries and every dose administered will also be reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While the first doses of the vaccine will be made available to health care workers, 100 million Americans are expected to have been vaccinated against COVID by February, according to Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed.