COVID vaccination passport
Microsoft and Salesforce are part of the cross-industry "Vaccination Credential Initiative" seeking to establish a standard for digital vaccination records that can be used universally to identify COVID-19 vaccination status for individuals.
The goal is to develop a standard model for organizations administering COVID-19 vaccines to make credentials available in an accessible, interoperable, digital format (using the open, interoperable SMART Health Cards specification, based on W3C Verifiable Credential and HL7 FHIR standards).
This is intended to align with the work of WHO Smart Vaccination Consortium which will launch this month and which the World Economic Forum is a member of.
Technology plays an essential role in the secure, safe and equitable distribution of the vaccine and strategic partnerships will enable us to achieve our goals and meet the challenges ahead.— Dr. David Rhew - Chief Medical Officer & VP Healthcare, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft
Salesforce is proud to join the Vaccination Credential Initiative to help organizations easily and safely customize all aspects of the vaccination management lifecycle and integrate closely with other coalition members’ offerings, which will help us all get back to public life. With a single platform to help deliver safe and continuous operations and deepen trust with customers and employees, this coalition will be crucial to support public health and wellbeing.— said Bill Patterson - Executive Vice-President and General Manager, CRM Applications at Salesforce
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