Health and tech groups aim to create Covid digital ‘vaccination passport’

Health and tech groups aim to create Covid digital 'vaccination passport'

Health and tech groups are working together to create a digital vaccination passport in the hope that governments, airlines and other businesses will demand proof that people have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Vaccination Credential Initiative, a coalition of organizations including Microsoft, Oracle and the U.S. nonprofit Mayo Clinic, aims to set standards for verifying whether a person has been vaccinated and to prevent people from falsely claiming to be protected against disease.

The coalition is building on the work done by one of its members, The Commons Project, to develop an internationally accepted digital certificate to prove that travelers have tested negative for Covid-19. The pass developed by the non-profit organization, created with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, is now used by the three major airline alliances.

Paul Meyer, CEO of The Commons Project, said people vaccinated so far often only get a piece of …

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