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Google is Building Support for Digital COVID Vaccine Cards into Android

Google is opening up Android’s built-in passes system to let Android users store a digital vaccine card, which it calls a COVID Card.

The feature will initially roll out in the U.S., and it will rely on support from healthcare providers, local government, or other organizations authorized to distribute COVID vaccines.

Wednesday, August 18, the company announced the ability to create digital versions of tests and vaccination cards that can then be saved directly to the user’s device. The Passes API is typically used to store things like boarding passes, loyalty cards, gift cards, tickets, and more to user’s Google Pay wallets.

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

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