Vaccine Passports in the Works

Vaccine Passports in the Works


A digital vaccine passport? That’s the goal of the Vaccine Credential Initiative, a group of big tech firms and big health care organizations that have joined forces to ensure that everyone has access to a secure, digital record of their COVID-19 vaccination. The smartphone or paper records could be used for school vaccination compliance, travel, entering sports arenas, and more.

The big names behind the Vaccine Credential Initiative include Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle, Cigna’s Evernorth, the Mayo Clinic, and others. Visit to learn about the open, interoperable digital standards the group is working on.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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