Google introduces digital COVID vaccine card for Android users
Google has upgraded the pass system in the Android operating system to allow Android users to store a digital version of their COVID vaccine card on their mobile phones.
Thus, the digital vaccination card attached here contains information such as the type of vaccine given to the user, the location where the vaccine was given and designed to be used even in the absence of telephone signals or at the very least.
The Passes API has already been released and developers from healthcare organizations, government agencies and organizations authorized by public health authorities can use this API to create a digital map for COVID vaccination or test results.
However, to use this feature, the device must have a version after Android 5 and be a Play Protected certified device.
They further state that the data entered through this system is not synced by Google, shared with third parties or used for advertising.
However, they record the number of times the card has been used and it is not necessary to have the Google Pay app installed to use it.
Google says the feature will be available primarily to US users and will be rolled out to all Android users worldwide in the near future.