House Bill 4667, the COVID-19 Vaccination Privacy Act, has been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives to stem any future requirements of needing to prove vaccination to a state or government entity. Fines for violation are part of the bill.
Speaking to the House Oversight Committee, Lori Roman, President of the American Constitutional Rights Union Action Fund spoke against any so-called “vaccine passport” and quoted Benjamin Franklin, saying, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
China, Japan, and the European Union all have some level of vaccine passport in the works, and Canada’s Health Minister has endorsed the idea. Some American colleges and universities are already requiring proof of Covid vaccination for on-campus students and children have been required to show proof of several routine vaccinations for enrollment in public schools for decades.
State Representative Andrew Beeler, a Port Huron Republican, strongly opposes vaccine passports and is a co-sponsor of the bill.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland