Walmart Becomes The Largest U.S. Vaccine Provider To Push For Digital Vaccination Credentials

People who receive Covid-19 shots at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores can soon authenticate their vaccination status at airports, schools and other places using a health passport app on their smartphones.

On Wednesday, the retail giant said that it had signed on to an international endeavour to offer standardized digital vaccination credentials to people. The company joins a push already endorsed by major health centres and tech companies including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Cerner, Epic Systems, the Mitre Corporation and the Mayo Clinic.

According to Paul Meyer, the chief executive of the Commons Project Foundation, a nonprofit in Geneva that has developed health passport apps, Walmart is the first huge-scale administrator of vaccines that are pledging to give people a secure, verifiable record of their vaccinations. Many others are expected to follow.

A mock-up from the Commons Project Foundation of what the vaccination credential could resemble is as follows.

The organization said people who receive Covid shots at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores can use free health passport apps to authenticate their vaccination records and then generate smartphone codes that could let them board a plane or enter a sports area.

The apps include Health Pass developed by Clear, a security company that employs biometric technology to verify people’s identities at airports, and CommonPass, developed by the Commons Project.

JetBlue and Lufthansa are already applying the CommonPass app to validate the negative virus test results of the passengers before they can board certain specific flights.

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