Google is opening up Android’s built-in Pass system: Digital Vaccine Card


Google opens up Android’s built-in Pass system Allows Android users to store a digital vaccine card, which it calls a COVID card on their phone. The facility will initially be deployed in the United States and will depend on support from healthcare providers, local governments, or other organizations authorized to distribute COVID vaccines.

For vaccinations, your COVID Card will show info on when you were vaccinated and which vaccine you received. The card can be saved from your healthcare provider’s app or website as well as from texts or emails sent to you.

It’s good to see that Google makes it easier for people to save their vaccination status digitally on their phones, although whether or not you can use this feature will still depend on your healthcare provider or government. Some states, like New York and California, have implemented their own digital vaccination cards, but Google’s version could streamline the process for other authorities.