HARRISBURG – PA House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff said that the Commonwealth should not follow states like New York in adopting or developing so-called “vaccine passports” that provide proof that passport holders have received the COVID-19 vaccine or recently tested negative for COVID-19. Benninghoff said every Pennsylvanian who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should have the opportunity to get one; however, those who can’t due to medical reasons, arbitrary vaccine deployment phases, or personal choice should not be discriminated against. The idea of so-called vaccine passports is an opening to unfathomable government intrusion into people’s personal lives, particularly their private medical information. Benninghoff added that we have constitutional rights and health privacy laws for a reason. They should not cease to exist in a time of crisis.

REP. KERRY BENNINGHOFF