Vaccination Proof and Immunization Records

How Businesses in Texas and Florida Wrestle With States’ Vaccine Backlash

The Biden administration’s attempt to impose a sweeping vaccine rule for private employers last year was met with a wave of state laws limiting company vaccine mandates. Texas and Florida were on the vanguard of that backlash. Now that the Supreme Court has blocked the federal vaccine standard, which would have compelled large companies nationwide […]

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Britannia, With Fewer Rules

“Every stage of the crisis has been characterized by the idea that Britain is a special case,” Mr. Sanghera wrote. It was special, and sometimes for the best of reasons. When the vaccines debuted in the United States, millions of people chased them online. In Britain, the vaccine chased you. One day, a notification showed […]

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Vaccine Mandates Rekindle Fierce Debate Over Civil Liberties

LONDON — In England, the prime minister now talks about compulsory vaccinations, just six months after proclaiming “Freedom Day” from coronavirus restrictions. In Germany, the new chancellor has endorsed barring unvaccinated people from much of public life. Next door, in Austria, the unvaccinated will remain confined to their homes, even after the government lifts a […]

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Germany Requires Vaccines for Store and Restaurant Customers

BERLIN — Germany announced tough new restrictions on Thursday to exclude unvaccinated people from much of public life, seeking to break a soaring fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic and blunt the worrisome new Omicron variant. The new rules, which stopped short of enforcing a complete lockdown on the unvaccinated, followed an agreement hammered out […]

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How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

The state of the digital Covid vaccine card — the bar code that we store on our phones and present to businesses and venues as proof of inoculation — is chaotic. While some states, like California and New York, accept digital records as proof of vaccination to allow entry into restaurants and other businesses, states […]

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Austria Announces Covid Vaccine Mandate, Crossing a Threshold for Europe

ROME — Austria on Friday became the first Western democracy to announce that it would mandate Covid vaccinations for its entire adult population as it prepared for a nationwide lockdown starting Monday. The extraordinary measure by Austria, which only days ago separated itself from the rest of Europe by introducing a lockdown for the unvaccinated, […]

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