When you finally receive your first COVID-19 vaccine, you may feel a little confused about which card to hand out that day.
It’s called the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, and it’s a wallet-sized document issued by the CDC that contains information about the vaccine you’ve received. They will include a small label indicating the vaccine manufacturer, batch number, vaccine introduction date and location.
It can be very comfortable to hold this card in your hands. (You may also tend to post it proudly on social media, Which you must resist Because scammers are known for creating and selling fake cards and they can use images for this.)
But what exactly? is being This card anyway? What can he do for you?
The answer is that the cards It does not have much intrinsic value. They are basically just flimsy paper records of the fact that you got vaccinated. Mostly, they serve as a reminder of when you should be back for your second shot and also provide assurance that it will be the correct vaccine.
To be sure, there may be unofficial benefits of owning this card. Social gatherings, for example, will be less stressful if everyone who has the card has it.
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But if the scientist wants to start moving toward normality, he needs something safer than a vaccination record card. There has to be a digital card or widely recognized app that can provide prompt assurance that its holder has been vaccinated.
We are already moving in this direction, speaking of A. “Vaccine passport.” On January 21, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. convention Executive order He called on government agencies to “assess the feasibility” of linking vaccination certificates to other vaccination documents and producing digital copies of them.
The International Air Transport Association is developing IATA passport, Which would provide globally recognized evidence that the bearer has been properly vaccinated. The first use of this pass will be Will be launched soon By Emirates Airlines in Dubai and Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, both of which say it will be used on select flights.
Between national governments, Denmark appears to be the first To roll out the COVID-19 vaccination card, which may be in use by spring.
In the private sector, meanwhile, IBM announced a development Digital Health Card, Which would allow organizations to validate the health of employees, customers and visitors. IBM is also promoting its use in the travel and transportation industries and in the sports and entertainment industries.
Another is CommonPass app, Which will allow users to download vaccination information to create a health certificate in the form of a QR code that can be shown without revealing sensitive medical information. The platform is a product of the Mutual Trust Network, an initiative launched by the Geneva-based non-profit The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum.
The impending development of these digital cards and apps clearly indicates that there will be a new class of public events throughout the duration of the pandemic: those that are restricted to only people who have been vaccinated.
Title Three of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits “public accommodations” from applying factors that block individuals with disabilities but allow them to deny entry to a person deemed a “direct threat” to the health and safety of others. Are unvaccinated people a direct threat? Will COVID-19 vaccines pass legitimate safety requirements for public events? These seem to be legal questions that have yet to be answered.
Health experts say it may be At least until mid-2022 Before reaching global herd immunity through a combination of infections and vaccinations. Therefore, throughout the term, we may need to carry the digital vaccination guide with us wherever we go.
This appears to be the new normal.