Tech Companies Join Effort Focused On Covid-19 Vaccine Records
By Micah Maidenberg
Businesses including Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp. and Cerner
Corp. are working with health groups on an effort to help people
easily access their Covid-19 vaccination records.
The companies and organizations, including Mayo Clinic, formed
the Vaccination Credential Initiative in order to ensure consumers
can demonstrate their vaccination status and return to travel, work
and school, according to a statement.
The goal of the effort is to "empower individuals to obtain an
encrypted digital copy of their immunization credentials to store
in a digital wallet of their choice. Those without smartphones
could receive paper printed with QR codes containing W3C verifiable
credentials," Paul Meyer, chief executive of the Commons Project
Foundation, which is involved in the project.
Health groups that participate in the effort will agree to
provide people with digital access to the records using common
Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle's Global
Business Units, said accessing vaccination standards needs to be as
simple as online banking.
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January 14, 2021 07:56 ET (12:56 GMT)
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