Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Monday issued an Administrative Order stating that the State of Alaska will not require vaccine passports in order to travel to or around Alaska.
Governor Dunleavy said in a release "As I have said from the beginning, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is a private health decision best left between Alaskans and their doctor. I am unequivocally opposed to any government order requiring Alaskans to get this vaccine, or using an individual’s vaccine status as a means of restricting their rights. There will be no vaccine passports under my watch.”
Alaska has led the nation in vaccine distribution for individuals over the age of 16 that want to be vaccinated, and beginning June 1st vaccines will be available for anyone traveling to Alaska who chooses to be vaccinated.