Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds made it clear that vaccine passports will not become a thing in Iowa under her leadership.
Reynolds said she will issue an executive order against vaccine passports if legislation is not passed addressing the issue at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
“Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve consistently put my trust in Iowans to do the right thing rather than demand or mandate it and vaccination is no different,” Reynolds said. “While I believe in the efficacy of the vaccine enough to get it myself, I also respect that it’s a personal choice, but I strongly oppose vaccine passports and I believe that we must take a stand as a state against them, which I intend to do whether through legislation or executive action.”
Reynolds vowed to continue to educate and encourage Iowans about the importance of being vaccinated.
“But as I said, we will take action either through the legislature or with executive action against vaccine passports.”