The Ethics of Categorising Citizens as Vaccinated and Unvaccinated


Air New Zealand recently announced plans to trial a digital vaccine passport system on trans-Tasman flights to Australia.

In Israel and China, the government has implemented their own vaccine passport systems, with the EU set to follow suit later this month.

From a health perspective categorising people as vaccinated or un-vaccinated makes sense, but what are the ethical and legal risks associated with a passport style vaccine system (which gives citizens a differing set of movement rights), and is it a breach of your privacy?

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