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Vaccine Passports Could Be Coming as More Americans Get Immunized Against COVID-19

January 22, 2021: Resident Ray Glaspie 61, is given the vaccine by Nurse Practitioner Geriann Gallagher as Hartford HealthCare launched a mobile vaccine clinic to get the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations starting at The Open Hearth in Hartford
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January 22, 2021: Resident Ray Glaspie 61, is given the vaccine by Nurse Practitioner Geriann Gallagher as Hartford HealthCare launched a mobile vaccine clinic to get the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations starting at The Open Hearth in Hartford

Some countries and companies have looked into creating vaccine passports to allow those vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel more freely and attend public events. Others say limiting access to vaccinated people is unfair.

Governor Ned Lamont told Where We Live earlier this week that he thinks vaccine passports could potentially be implemented in Connecticut at some point in the future, saying: "Within a month or two when broad cross-section of people are vaccinated, or at least have the opportunity to be vaccinated, I think local businesses for starters will probably take the lead on this."

This hour, we talk about the ethics of vaccine passports.

And what are the global implications when some countries have little to no access to vaccines?

GUESTS:

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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