Governor Ricketts: No Vaccine Passport for Nebraska

May 18, 2021, 4:29 p.m. ·

Governor Pete Ricketts headshot
Gov. Pete Ricketts (courtesy photo)

Governor Pete Ricketts said don’t expect any kind of vaccine passports in Nebraska as more and more people get vaccinated. Ricketts made his comments during his monthly radio call-in show Monday on KFOR radio in Lincoln.

"The state of Nebraska is not going to participate in any sort of vaccine passport, and we're going to discourage anyone from doing a vaccine passport," the governor said. "I will also tell you, the federal administration has also said they are not going to support a vaccine passport, so that’s good news there.”

The governor was also asked about his stance on medical marijuana in comparison to prescribed opioids.

“Opioids, the drugs that we have out there, have gone through the Food and Drug Administration process. And, we know how they're supposed to be used. Now that doesn't mean people always use it that way," Ricketts said. "We know there’s been a lot of problems with regard to how they’ve been prescribed.”

Ricketts has long maintained drugs become more prevalent once legalized.