More than 60 percent of Americans support some form of vaccine ID
© Greg Nash

Almost two-thirds of Americans support an optional form of identification to prove one's vaccination status, and nearly half think such a program should be mandatory, according to a new survey.

A Morning Consult poll released last week found that 63 percent of adults would support making forms of vaccination identification available to the public, while 46 percent said that vaccinated adults should be required to carry proof.

Despite the support for identifying forms that bear a person's vaccination status, more than half of respondents — 53 percent — oppose allowing businesses to ban unvaccinated people from entering, compared to 36 percent who would support such a move. Half support allowing employers to require proof of vaccination before an employee returns to work in-person, and 40 percent oppose.

Many Americans worry that vaccination ID forms or passports come with privacy implications for patients. Sixty-two percent of respondents told Morning Consult they were worried about the protection of health data when it came to "digital vaccine cards."

Morning Consult's survey was conducted between April 2-4, among 2,200 U.S. adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.