With the new public health Seattle and golden county policy requiring some enterprises to provide evidence of COVID-19 -19 vaccination today, digital verification methods are expected to become more and more popular.
Customers aged 12 or above will be required to verify grandpa’s full vaccination or COVID-19 negative proof to participate in outdoor public activities of 500 or more people and enter indoor places such as bars, restaurants, gyms, etc.
Some apps are simplifying the process, rather than fumbling for a paper vaccination certificate card in their wallet or scrolling through a smartphone photo library.
New York based identification company clear has been approved by the public health department as a trusted vaccine verification tool in Seattle. Digital vaccine cards can be created through free clear applications (IOS and Android). The company has established partnerships with Seattle professional sports teams, including Seahawks, sanders and sea monsters.
Passengers at Seattle Tacoma International Airport can also use clear to move faster through security through biometric technologies such as eye or fingerprint scanning. At Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, fans can use clear on certain licensed routes.
Rachel Smith, President and CEO of the chamber of Commerce, said in a press release: “the Seattle chamber of Commerce strongly and actively supports vaccination because we know it is the way to get rid of the epidemic and achieve a fair economic recovery.”. “Tools such as clear’s health pass are crucial to how we safely carry out many of our favorite activities, whether eating in restaurants, exercising in the gym or supporting our local sports team.”
New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are major metropolitan areas in the United States and are also named a trusted tool.
Users who download the clear application can create a digital vaccine by uploading an image of a file (such as a Washington state driver’s license) and then capturing a selfie to verify their identity. The application’s technology matches the selfie with the ID card image.
Seattle technology entrepreneur and investor David Geller created his own digital solution for vaccine validation, myqrcard.
Geller told geekwire, “I need a way to track business cards and share them easily.”. “I began to see a lot of advertisements for NFC business cards on Facebook. You can click these advertisements to display contact information. So I created my own solution.”
Geller manages the vaccine as a volunteer for the east side fire rescue team. He also added a vaccine template. He successfully boarded an international flight with it and had breakfast in Seattle.
“The couple in front of me had to show their CDC card and take out their wallet to confirm their identity,” Geller said of his experience in the restaurant. “When I shared my card with myqrcard.app, the hostess saw the card and my name and photo. She just said ‘cool’, and I was ready!”
Geller has developed a feature that allows card related QR codes to work for only 5 minutes at a time. If someone shares their vaccine information through QR code, the link will automatically destroy itself.
Here is a blog post about Geller’s creation. Users can register here to make a digital card.
On September 16, the Ministry of health of Jinxian County announced the vaccination certification plan for the first time. Health officials say they will review the policy within six months to see if it is still necessary and extend it according to future outbreaks.