COVID-19 vaccination represents the most significant global vaccination programme in history. Technological advances mean many countries are now using QR codes and digital solutions to verify vaccine records, ensuring the records are genuine, they belong to the people showing/sharing them, and speeding up the process of data sharing required to support pandemic risk management.
Global challenges related to COVID-19 vaccination records
Fake COVID-19 vaccination records are on the rise as people try to bypass policies to return to school, work and other venues
Inability to translate COVID-19 vaccination certificate between jurisdictions as different countries require different formatting and vaccine protocols
Paper vaccination records are easy to lose & difficult to authenticate, with the associated administration burden of data re-keying, the issuing of replacement records, & evolving protocol