In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, the Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy said that vaccine passports at schools and businesses are “a very reasonable thing to do.” His remarks came amid the approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the Foods and Drugs Administration (FDA).
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“We already know that there are many businesses and universities that have moved toward vaccine requirements and I think that’s a very reasonable thing to do to create a safe environment,” Murthy said.
“There’s one other thing I think we need to do that some states have been doing to create a safer school environment, and that’s requiring that employees in the school, including teachers and other staff, are vaccinated as well to create a safer environment for our kids.” Murthy said.
“I think all of these are reasonable because when we’re faced with the most transmissible variant that we’ve seen to date, the delta variant. When we have our kids, essentially is the point of concern here in our schools and their health and wellbeing on the line, we’ve got to take every step we can.”
“And so I think that these measures, these requirements, we’re seeing are absolutely reasonable, but I think they will help,” he added.