Essential California: Why the vaccine honor system matters

Unlike previous vaccination tiers that focused on certain jobs or age groups … disabled and high-risk Californians will be asked to self-attest to their eligibility, meaning they won’t be required to show documentation from a doctor. … Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at UC Irvine and a member of the vaccine task force in Orange County, told my colleagues that implementing stricter requirements like doctors’ notes would have overwhelmed medical offices and, more significantly, left large swaths of people out in the cold.