Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is considering mandating vaccine passports for residents of the state.
Speaking to GBH News Boston Public Radio on Monday, Governor Baker said that he wants to work with other states and give people QR codes to prove they are vaccinated.
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“It’s a universal standard and we’ve been working with a bunch of other states, there’s probably 15 or 20 of them, to try to create a single QR code that can be used for all sorts of things where people may choose to require a vaccine,” Baker said.
The governor added that he already has a code for himself. “It’s my proof that I’ve been vaccinated,” he said.
Baker also said that booster shots are so in “demand” that people have to schedule them a week or two in advance.
“Now, they may not be in the place somebody wants to go to get one. And it may be a week or 10 days out or two weeks out before they can get one. But given the fact that we have far more demand now that we had a couple of weeks ago, we’re going to see if we can increase our capacity to do more,” Baker told the hosts.