As the U.S. and U.K. vaccinate their populations much faster than initially anticipated, two disparate concepts have been swirling online in English-language vaccine discourse: the moral need for global vaccine equity and the consumer-driven desire for vaccine passports. In addition to keeping vaccines within their borders, countries can control who receives vaccines and who doesn’t within those borders. A vaccine passport conflates the notions of biology, nationalism and surveillance; it builds on and passively accepts the ethics of passport privilege in general. Wouldn’t that be a more noble goal than conferring passport privilege on some and denying it to others? A vaccine record is a very different concept than a vaccine passport, however.