The initiative was launched this week in partnership with tech firm Healthvana, according to Bloomberg. Those vaccinated in LA would thus able to receive confirmations on their phones which can be then accessed and showed through Apple Wallet or its Android alternative.

The original purpose of the plan was to make sure that those who had received the first anti-COVID shot would not miss the follow-up jab – something that would otherwise send doses of vaccines to waste. But according to Healthvana CEO Ramin Bastani, the verification could also be used as a kind of digital “passport” used “to prove to airlines, to prove to schools, to prove to whoever needs it” that the person in question has an immunity against coronavirus.



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