State Rep. Ann Bollin and the Michigan House today approved a measure to prohibit government entities in Michigan from issuing, producing or requiring a vaccine passport.
Bollin, who co-sponsored the bill, criticized vaccine passport requirements that have been rolled out in other states and said the people of Michigan deserve a right to privacy – especially when it comes to their personal medical information.
“We all have a right to privacy, especially when it comes to our personal medical information,” said Bollin, of Brighton Township. “The choice to get vaccinated, or not, is a decision that every individual should be empowered to make on their own after carefully considering advice from doctors who understand their unique health concerns. No one should be pressured into getting a shot by the threat of a ‘vaccine passport’ or other mandates from the government.”
House Bill 4667 would prohibit a state agency or local government from issuing documentation to certify that an individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19. These governmental entities would also be barred from incentivizing businesses to require such documentation.
The measure now advances to the Senate for further consideration.
Rep. Bollin, who served as Brighton Township clerk prior to her election to the House, says changes announced by the Secretary of State Tuesday are not enough to provide Michigan residents with the level of services they deserve.