SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Hundreds of people who are adamantly against getting the COVID-19 vaccine are determined to express why at the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
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A huge crowd of people gathered outside the Hall of Administration to get into the meeting, which started at 9:30 a.m. A segment of Orange County residents have been vehemently against getting the vaccine and a so-called vaccine passport.
Vaccine passports have been discussed heatedly online, but such a thing has not been implemented in Orange County. People who have signed up for the public comment session came from as far as Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara dn Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
Anti vax speakers from Santa Barbara, Cardiff & LA county have traveled to Orange County to protest a digital vaccine record option that county officials have discussed to augment paper vax card @cbsla #cbsla #antivax pic.twitter.com/hAdUa7NBHK
— michele gile (@michelegiletv) May 11, 2021
“It’s not in any of the operative terms, because we’re not doing the passport,” Supervisor Don Wagner said. “What we are doing is proof of vaccination. That is the QR code that the chairman, and it sounds like the majority of this board, are asking to pause today.”READ MORE: Vigil Held For ‘Dedicated, Outstanding, Compassionate’ Nurse Killed In Bus Stop Attack Near Union Station
Supervisor Andrew Do introduced a resolution Tuesday morning to pause the vaccine QR code program.
However, it’s not out of the realm of possibility, according to Supervisor Katrina Foley.
“A super majority of the community that we serve support having a convenient digital record so that they can go about living their lives. It’s critical to our economic engine here in Orange County,” she said.MORE NEWS: Biden Administration To Give Out 400 Million Free N95 Masks
Last month’s meetings also drew hundreds of protestors, prompting a clarifying exchange between Wagner and the county’s health officer, Dr. Clayton Chau, that went viral.