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Updates from the Coalition

Over 150 million Americans can now access their COVID-19 vaccination records in verifiable digital formats

October 27, 2021 Press Release

Global SMART Health Cards Forum brings together government and industry leaders to present nation-wide framework for vaccination verification


VCI™ Directory: Issuer Types

October 25th, 2021

With complex and evolving requirements for verifying vaccines and lab tests around the world, it’s important that the issuers of SMART Health Cards are well understood and trusted by verifiers. As a basis of trust, VCI’s Issuer Directory and the CommonTrust Network include clinical and government organizations responsible for health data management. We applaud the network and platform vendors who have built infrastructure for hundreds of clinical and government organizations to make SMART Health Cards available to hundreds of millions of individuals. Please read our post on “VCI Directory: Issuer Types” for more information.


VCI™ Members Target Month of May for Availability of Verifiable Vaccination Credentials

April 1, 2021

VCI, a broad coalition of leading healthcare and technology organizations, continues to grow and is on track to publish freely available, openly licensed implementation guides for vaccination credentials in April, with availability to consumers to begin in May. These specifications establish an equitable, privacy-preserving approach to sharing verifiable clinical data in digital and paper form. If widely adopted, this approach enables individuals to show proof of vaccination to safely return to school, work, travel, and public events with organizations that adopt these specifications.


Broad Coalition of Health and Technology Industry Leaders Announce Vaccination Credential Initiative to Accelerate Digital Access to COVID-19 Vaccination Records

January 14th 2021 Press Release
  • The Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI™) is working to enable individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 to access their vaccination records in a secure, verifiable and privacy-preserving way.
  • Coalition partners include CARIN Alliance, Cerner, Change Healthcare, The Commons Project Foundation, Epic, Evernorth, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, MITRE, Oracle, Safe Health, and Salesforce.
  • The coalition is developing a standard model for organizations administering COVID-19 vaccines to make credentials available in an accessible, interoperable, digital format
  • Trustworthy, traceable, verifiable, and universally recognized digital record of vaccination status is urgently needed worldwide to safely enable people to return to work, school, events, and travel.

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