Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

January 28, 2021

U.S. Public Views about COVID-19 “Immunity Passports



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[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] A nationally representative online survey of 1,315 US adults conducted in June 2020 found that 45% of respondents supported some form of immunity privileges. Among the forms, private certificates were favored over government-issued immunity passports (48% vs 43%). Respondents were more likely to justify immunity privileges for high-risk jobs or to attend large recreational events than for returning to work. Support did not vary significantly across COVID-19 risk factors such as age, chronic disease, or employment type. Women, Hispanics, and members of non-Black minority groups were less supportive of immunity privileges.

Hall et al. (Jan 27, 2021). U.S. Public Views about COVID-19 “Immunity Passports.” Pre-print downloaded Jan 28 from