Allied Identity and SICPA have added nearly a dozen new members to their Vaxtrac Coalition. The Vaxtrac Coalition was formed in 2020, and seeks to provide people with reliable immunity credentials while removing fraud and forgeries from international vaccine passport systems.
To that end, the Coalition provides end users with immunity credentials that are secured with SICPA’s CERTUS myHealth Pass solution. CERTUS uses blockchain technology to link someone’s vaccination record to their real world identity. Once created, that link and that record cannot be tampered with, and can be verified through a simple QR code scan.
The CERTUS credential code can be stored on a mobile device, or printed onto a piece of paper or a plastic card. As a result, myHealth Pass gives people more control over their personal information, since they can choose whether or not to share their credentials when traveling or entering various public locations.
The system is decentralized, and provides administrators with anonymous public health information that can help inform their policy decisions. The Coalition is hoping that its solution will make it safe for the world to reopen in the wake of COVID-19, and mitigate the impact of other pathogens in the future.
“Vaxtrac is a critical tool in the complex effort to securely and reliably record individual vaccination status and offer useful data to improve population health,” said Allied Identity CEO Jeff Hattara. “Together, Vaxtrac Coalition members leverage their unique expertise and solutions to ensure that strong, secure vaccination management and credentialing solutions reach the markets who need them to help recover from COVID-19.”
The new members of the Coalition are an international group with expertise in a number of different fields, including payments, digital credentials, and telemedicine. The full roster includes ABCorp, Africa’nity Group, AfriDOKTA, Corvus Biometrics, eHealth Africa, Equity Health Services, eTranzact, FaceDrive, MedRespond, PASP, and Twin Technology.
The CERTUS system is comparable to the new immunity credential from TECH5, which is similarly decentralized and binds someone’s vaccination status to their biometric template. CLEAR, Daon, and Ping Identity have also released digital immunity credentials that let users store their medical records on their mobile devices.