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SAFETY #1: MICROSOFT, SALESFORCE AND ORACLE PLAN TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL COVID VACCINATION PASSPORT (SOURCE: CNBC)

Worldwide vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 virus have started and tech giants Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce have joined a broad coalition of technology and health care companies to create the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI).


The technology would allow individuals to obtain a copy of their immunization records through a digital wallet of their choice, such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay, while those without smartphones would receive paper printed with QR codes containing verifiable credentials.


Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of Oracle's global business units, added that electronic access to vaccination, testing, and other medical records will be "vital to resuming travel and more" and that the process "needs to be as easy as online banking."


A spokesperson for Microsoft told FOX Business that the tech giant has already developed an implementation guide detailing "the use of open, interoperable, and privacy-protecting standards via the SMART Health Cards framework" as part of the VCI.