Microsoft and Cigna form coalition for digital COVID-19 vaccination records By Reuters

(Reuters) – Tech giants like Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ :), Oracle Corp (NYSE :), and healthcare companies Cigna Corp (NYSE 🙂 and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition that drives digital records of people who vaccinate against COVID-19. . The project, called the Vaccination Credentials Initiative, aims to help people obtain encrypted digital copies of their vaccination records stored in a digital wallet of their choice, the companies said in a statement Thursday. People without smartphones would receive paper printed with QR codes containing the credentials, they said. In the United States, where vaccines from Pfizer Inc (NYSE 🙂 and Moderna (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc have been licensed for emergency use, vaccinated individuals receive a vaccination card or a printed copy. The current system does not easily support convenient access, control and sharing of verifiable vaccination records, the companies said.

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