Dec 30, 2020

Los Angeles to offer vaccine record on iPhones

People who get the coronavirus vaccine in Los Angeles will be able to keep proof of immunisation in their iPhone's digital wallet. The county's vaccine chief Claire Jarashow told Bloomberg that officials were keen to make sure people came back for their second vaccine dose - as the paper document given to recipients is easily lost. There has been some resistance to the idea of a "Vaccine passport", which some fear could be used to deny entry to venues if people are unwilling to share personal medical information. In the UK, a minister in charge of the vaccine rollout suggested such a system could be used in the near future - before those comments were walked back by a more senior minister, Michael Gove. There is no way to prove that the person holding the phone is the same person who received the vaccine, without some other identifier.

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