Celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky is facing social media backlash after tweeting Monday morning that COVID-19 vaccine passports would “segregate people and strip them of their freedom to travel internationally.”
Twitter users quickly pointed out that some countries recommend and require vaccinations from certain diseases that are rare in the United States in order to travel. Personal health, vaccination record and countries planning on visit can determine if a person needs to become vaccinated from certain diseases before traveling, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The 62-year-old addiction medicine specialist added he encourages people to get the vaccine, but questioned, how people would, “feel if international travel also required other vaccinations?”
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