As an old geezer, I was able to get my second dose of Pfizer completed more than six weeks ago. Now I feel like Superman.
I have my CDC card (like the ones that now seem to be getting counterfeited with forgeries being sold online except mine is real) and I do have a smartphone, but I have no idea how to get proof of my vaccination since it was at a mass vaccination site to get the kind of documentation for a digital app that I have no idea how to use.
Not everyone has a smartphone and even many of us who do are not sure how to obtain the digital evidence or how the whole thing works.
I do think it is right to require evidence of vaccination for some activities, but it has to be rolled out in such a way that it is workable for those who either do not have smartphones or are not sure how to get the documentation onto one.
Further, vaccination passports only become feasible when everyone who wants a vaccination has been able to get one and the only ones remaining unvaccinated are those who chose not to get the shot.
It is way too premature to be talking about digital vaccination passports, and there must be non-digital alternatives.
The process must be accessible in terms of both getting the shots and having usable access to the process.
August 01, 2017