Biden Administration Working on System to Prove People Have Been Vaccinated


Image of a passport with a vaccine passport.

Halle Saldivia, Reporter

The Biden administration is currently working to develop a system for people to prove they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to an administration official. They’re currently working with a range of companies on the standards, including non-profits and tech companies, adding that they are likely still weeks away from being finalized, the official said.

President Biden has predicted that life in the U.S could be back to normal by Christmas. As more Americans are vaccinated each day, these vaccine credentials, commonly called “vaccine passports” could be key to a return to normalcy by the end of the year. Governments around the world may seek proof of vaccinations before foreigners can enter their borders again.

White House coronavirus coordinator, Zients, has led the White House’s role in coordinating the project, and told The Washington Post, “Our role is to help ensure that any solutions in this area should be simple, free, open source, accessible to people both digitally and on paper, and designed from the start to protect people’s privacy.”

CNN previously reported that several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries.

The administration official told CNN Monday the standards are still in the early stages of development but expects them to look similar to what Zients outlined, that the ultimate product should be free, private, and safe from being duplicated or forged.

Author of “The End Of America”, Naomi Wolf, joined FOX News Channel’s Steve Hilton on “The Next Revolution” warns about what the vaccine passport can do, saying that vaccine passports are “the end of human liberty in the West.”

“….it is about your data. What people need to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all,” she said. “What that means is that can be merged with your Paypal account, digital currency, Microsoft is talking about merging it with payment plans, your networks can be sucked up, it geolocates you wherever you go.”