‘Vaccine passports’ that show you’re inoculated are on the way

Relying on a digital passport causes additional concerns when it comes to equal access. While the apps being developed are expected to include a paper-based option, experts say a tech-driven approach could limit movements of those without smartphones. “Let’s be clear: passports are paper. Nobody’s going anywhere without their paper passport,” said Michele Goodwin, a law [Chancellor’s] professor who directs the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine. “We’ve been able to utilize the mechanisms that are most accessible globally.”