Samsung has announced that soon, users in the US who have Samsung Pay on their phones will be able to use the app to store their COVID-19 vaccination cards. This means that instead of having to deal with physical cards that can get lost or be faked, or having to launch a separate app, you can just pull up Samsung Pay to show it.
According to Samsung, “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.”
That being said, Samsung isn’t alone in their efforts. We’ve seen how other smartphone wallets like Apple Wallet and Google Pay can be used to store COVID-19 vaccination certificates as well, but it’s an option for those who prefer using Samsung Pay.