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Verifying information surrounding vaccine passports

After months of misinformation about COVID, masks and lockdowns, there is a new topic dividing the country: vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are a digital or paper record showing you've received the COVID vaccine, used when traveling. China has one, that uses a QR code and a digital version is being used in the EU. While vaccine passports are not being used in the U.S., international travelers do currently use something called a yellow card to show they’ve been immunized against diseases like yellow fever. President Joe Biden has assembled a task force to look into digital vaccine certificates, he said they would be left to the private sector and the system would not be maintained or mandated by the government. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a March 29 press briefing, "There will be no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.” Doctor Anthony Fauci reiterated the same thing earlier this week. However, misinformation about a federally mandated vaccine passport system continued to spread on social media. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: Add Local 5 on Roku: Download the We Are Iowa app: Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: Follow Local 5 on Twitter: Follow Local 5 on Instagram:
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