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Apple Wallet to store digital Covid-19 vaccination cards

Sep 23, 2021, 7:01 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

Writer

It is still unclear when Covid-19 vaccination cards will be available to store in the Wallet app, but Apple developers say it will arrive in an upcoming software update.

IN the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the most important step to be done is to get vaccinated.

Getting fully vaccinated is one thing, however, verifying that you are truly fully vaccinated is another thing.

Restaurants, event venues, airlines, even some workplaces are requiring proof of vaccination in order to use their services.

Unfortunately, the vaccine card provided to the public came in the form of a small piece of un-laminated paper that is just slightly too big to fit in a standard wallet.

In the light of the new IOS 15 introduced by Apple yesterday, their newest operating system update will soon introduce support for verifiable vaccination cards in Apple Wallet.

This feature will make it easier for people to prove their vaccination status at restaurants, airlines, and other locations.

The IOS 15 currently allows users to store verifiable vaccination and test results in the Health app using the same standard.

One will receive his records through QR codes, downloadable files, or healthcare providers who use Health Records on iPhone.

Other upcoming updates to Wallet in iOS 15 include support for digital versions of government-issued IDs, including driver's licenses.

Some reports also suggest that Apple will verify IDs like those using facial recognition, similar to an approach already used by some banking institutions to authenticate transactions on the iPhone.

It is still unclear when Covid-19 vaccination cards will be available to store in the Wallet app, but Apple developers say it will arrive in an upcoming software update.

In the Philippines, this digital vaccination card wallet would be a big help. However, the country is still lacking unified Covid-19 vaccination cards.

The lack of a common or unified vaccination card is starting to cause problems especially for Filipinos seeking to travel locally or abroad, especially overseas workers.

Tags: #Covid19, #vaccinationcards, #digitalcards, #Apple, #iPhone, #IOSupdate


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