Walmart to Make Vaccination Records Available Digitally
By Michael Dabaie
Walmart Inc. said it is working to give customers digital access
to their health data, beginning with Covid-19 vaccine records.
Walmart said it will make vaccination records available
digitally, so those vaccinated at Walmart and Sam's Club can easily
access their vaccine status as needed.
The retailer said it will use the SMART Health Cards standard
being developed under the Vaccination Credential Initiative,
co-chaired by The Commons Project Foundation.
Access to health records will be available to customers through
the Health Pass by CLEAR app and TCP's CommonHealth and CommonPass
"These platforms are free to users who choose to use them in
order to verify their vaccine status to safely return to travel,
work, school, sports events, entertainment and other venues, while
protecting their health data privacy," the company said in a
Walmart said it created systems that will allow vaccine status
to be stored within the company's proprietary apps and also
interface with secure third-party apps.
"Our goal is to give customers vaccinated at Walmart free and
secure digital access to their vaccine record and enable them to
share that information with third parties seeking to confirm their
vaccination status," said John Furner, chief executive of Walmart
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
March 17, 2021 14:39 ET (18:39 GMT)
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