Carrying around a physical card to show proof of vaccination is troublesome because these cards can be lost, damaged, or even forged. If you prefer keeping a digital version of your vaccination card, you might be interested to learn that with iOS 15.1, users will be able to add their vaccination cards to the Wallet app.

iOS 15 was released just yesterday and at the moment, iOS 15.1 is currently in beta which means that it might be a while before it is available to the public, but this could be a feature worth looking forward to.

However, as per Apple’s announcement, this will only work if your state or country’s health organization uses the SMART Health Cards specification. “Organizations that issue SMART Health Cards will soon be able to use a new button to let users know that they can securely download and store their vaccination information in the Health app and quickly add and present it from Wallet.”

This means that those who use a different specification might not be able to take advantage of this feature, at least for now.

Apple also adds, “Users can choose to share verifiable health records stored in the Health app with approved third-party apps requesting this information, like airlines, event venues, and other businesses that facilitate in-person interactions. And in an upcoming software update, they can also choose to add verifiable COVID-19 vaccination records as a vaccination card in Apple Wallet to present to businesses, venues, and more.”

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