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Vaccine Registries Are Good, Vaccine Apps Are Invasive

May 3, 2021

From the Wired Magazine website

Photograph from NY Governor’s Press Office via AP

America’s vaccine credentials debate is becoming more polarized by the day. On the one hand, Democratic strongholds like New York expanding the use of vaccine apps to make them necessary for people to access everything from sporting events and performing arts venues to restaurants and offices. In contrast, more than half a dozen Republican-led states banned the technology.

Some have even banned paper vaccine records as a means of access. While the public is right to push back against the invasive and downright creepy new vaccine apps, the media must not conflate the technology with traditional vaccination registries, particularly for schools.

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