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Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce Join Initiative To Develop Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Records

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Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce.com have joined a coalition to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), to accelerate digital access to COVID-19 vaccination records.

The current vaccination record system does not readily support convenient access, control and sharing of verifiable vaccination records.

VCI coalition members are working to enable digital access to vaccination records using the open, interoperable SMART Health Cards specification, based on W3C Verifiable Credential and HL7 FHIR standards.

VCI’s vision is to empower individuals to obtain an encrypted digital copy of their immunization credentials to store in a digital wallet of their choice. Those without smartphones could receive paper printed with QR codes containing W3C verifiable credentials.

“Salesforce is proud to join the Vaccination Credential Initiative to help organizations easily and safely customize all aspects of the vaccination management lifecycle and integrate closely with other coalition members’ offerings, which will help us all get back to public life,” said Bill Patterson, executive vice president and general manager, CRM Applications at Salesforce.