Walmart to launch digital records for COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Walmart will make COVID-19 vaccination records available digitally for those who receive shots at Walmart and Sam's Club, the retailer announced March 17.

Walmart will use the open and interoperable SMART Health Cards standard being developed under the Vaccination Credential Initiative, which is co-chaired by the Commons Project Foundation.

Consumers can create a free digital account at Walmart and Sam's Club to get access to their prescription history and other healthcare records from Walmart. Both retail companies have created systems that will let vaccine status be stored within their proprietary apps and also work with third-party apps.

Walmart is working with both the Commons Project Foundation and Clear, an identity management platform, to make the digital health records available via their respective apps.

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