WP: White House and Private Companies Develop Vaccine Passports

The White House is working with American companies to introduce so-called passports or certificates for the country’s residents who have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus. It was reported on Sunday by The Washington Post.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that life in the country would normally begin in the summer. The newspaper stresses that a growing number of companies insist on the need to obtain proof of vaccinations from Americans.

According to The Washington Post, the Department of Health and Human Services, including its IT department, is responsible for developing the vaccination passports. The White House this month took on the role of coordinator of the actions of federal agencies in this matter.

Free documents are expected to be available through smartphone apps that display codes similar to those found on airline boarding passes. Americans without such phones will be required to print the required certificate.

Because of this, authorities face a range of challenges, including ensuring the privacy of healthcare data. They want to make sure that all compatriots can get vaccination passports. The government intends to develop computer systems that are difficult to hack and certificates that cannot be forged.

As noted by The Washington Post, this kind of initiative will force many Americans who oppose vaccination to get vaccinated.

The White House has not yet responded to TASS’s request to confirm this information. However, the press service of the American president refused to comment on this information. Simultaneously, the source of the publication indicated that the initiative would be announced publicly in the near future.

Earlier Sunday, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, who oversees vaccination policy at the European Commission (EC), said that a community-wide sanitation certificate would be available to EU residents by June 15th.

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