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82% support vaccine passports, according to new survey

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Half (51%) of unvaccinated people say they are more likely to get the COVID vaccine if it were a requirement to travel domestically.

Upgraded Points conducted a nationwide survey to gauge people’s opinions when it comes to vaccine passports. Here’s some of what they found: 

  • 81.8% support the idea of a vaccine passport - baby boomers are the generation least likely to support it with 77% approving. 
  • Half (51%) of unvaccinated people say they are more likely to get the COVID vaccine if it were a requirement to travel domestically. 
  • 59% of women and 52% of men say proof of vaccination should be required by airlines, hotels, and travel companies. 
  • Majority of people think transportation services (planes, trains, buses, and cruises) should have separate areas for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. 

Of all the generations surveyed, baby boomers are the least likely to support vaccine passports (77%). This may be due to the fact that some believe it would unfairly deny unvaccinated people access to events or services. In fact, 61% of respondents believe vaccine passports will infringe on the rights of unvaccinated individuals. Healthcare inequity, data privacy, and forgeries are other challenges that have arisen among older generations.

Overall, vaccine passports as a requirement mean unvaccinated respondents are more likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, if passports were required for sitting indoors at a restaurant, 17% of respondents say they would be less likely to get the vaccine.

55% of respondents say airlines, hotels, and travel companies should require proof of vaccination, while 74% agree that proof of vaccination should be required in order to fly on an airplane.

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