Leading Covid-19 Vaccine Credential Will Be Available for Safe, Easily Accessible Vaccination Verification
NEW YORK – August 18, 2021 – The Commons Project Foundation today announced the availability of SMART Health Cards displaying Covid-19 vaccination status within Samsung Pay. This new feature allows U.S. consumers to download a verifiable digital version of their Covid-19 vaccine record received from leading pharmacies, providers, or health systems and securely store it in Samsung Pay via the CommonHealth app on supported Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The feature will roll out over the next two weeks to all addressable devices.*
To add and digitally display a Covid-19 vaccination record, Samsung Pay users in the U.S. can download the CommonHealth app by visiting the Google Play Store from their Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Once the user’s health information is verified through secure authentication measures, users can download their Covid-19 vaccination record in the CommonHealth app and add it to Samsung Pay for convenient access and use, such as when Covid-19 vaccination verification may be required for travel and entry to venues. Once downloaded, the Covid-19 vaccine credential can also be securely shared as a QR code with any trusted party such as a school, workplace, while traveling, or with a healthcare provider.
“Samsung Pay simplifies transactions for millions of mobile device users. As more and more consumers use their Samsung devices as a digital wallet it is a natural extension to make Covid-19 vaccination records more easily accessible,” said Rob White, Sr. Director of Product for Samsung Pay, Samsung Electronics America. “We are proud to partner with The Commons Project Foundation on this important initiative and to help make life easier.”
“CommonHealth’s collaboration with Samsung marks another important milestone as the availability and acceptance of SMART Health Cards as the standard for digital vaccination records continues to expand,” said JP Pollak, cofounder and chief architect of The Commons Project. “As a leading mobile device manufacturer and digital wallet, Samsung offers a secure and easily accessible place for consumers to store this vital health information. The Commons Project is committed to the continued expansion of our network of partners, empowering users with their own health data to use in enhanced and secure ways.”
Samsung Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service that lets Samsung Galaxy users store digital versions of payment cards that can be used to make contactless payments in-person, in-app or online using supported Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.
How to Add Your Covid-19 Vaccination SMART Health Cards to Samsung Pay:
Adding your personal Covid-19 vaccine credential to Samsung Pay is quick and easy.
Step One: Download the CommonHealth app from the Google Play Store and follow instructions to access your Covid-19 vaccine credential.
Step Two: Once you have access to your Covid-19 vaccine credential within the CommonHealth app, click the “Add to Samsung Pay” link.
Step Three: Open Samsung Pay and click “Covid-19 Vaccine Pass” from the homepage.
* For a complete list of all compatible phones for this feature, please visit this link: Samsung Pay
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