Apple to allow users to put vaccination cards in Wallet app

Apple will soon allow users to upload their COVID-19 vaccination card to the Wallet app to provide easy access to proof of vaccination.

Like using metro cards and credit cards, showing vaccination through the Wallet app can be utilized by businesses or venues as a form of verification, USA Today reported.

Users will be able to show proof of vaccination through a QR code. However, full details of the vaccination card will not be visible until the user unlocks their phone to protect privacy. Third-party apps are also subjected to restrictions and encryption.

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To upload verified medical records, users have three different options. They can upload documents with a QR code from their provider, downloadable files from their provider or a connection health care provider on the Health App. 

Apple has already made additions to its software to meet COVID-era needs. On Monday, the tech giant launched iOS 15, which included linking and storing COVID-19 test results in the Health app. 

While Apple has not officially announced when the Wallet update will roll out, it will reportedly be included in the next software update for iOS 15, according to USA Today.