Thanks to the partnership between Samsung and healthcare non-profit The Commons Project Foundation, you will be able to now add your digital COVID-19 vaccination cards to devices that support Samsung Pay.
The procedure first requires users to download the free CommonHealth app from the Play Store, and follow the steps to access their COVID-19 vaccine record. While not all healthcare providers are available, you will be able to search for your record in the databases of participating pharmacies, health systems, and health providers.
Once you find and have access to your COVID-19 records, you will be able to add that to the Samsung Wallet on your device. The COVID-19 Vaccine Pass will then show up on the home page of the Samsung Pay app.
Samsung Pay simplifies transactions for millions of mobile device users. As more and more consumers use their Samsung devices as a digital wallet it is a natural extension to make Covid-19 vaccination records more easily accessible. We are proud to partner with The Commons Project Foundation on this important initiative and to help make life easier — Rob White, Sr. Director of Product for Samsung Pay, Samsung Electronics America
At the same time, JP Pollak, co-founder and chief architect of The Commons Project said that “The Commons Project is committed to the continued expansion of our network of partners, empowering users with their own health data to use in enhanced and secure ways”.
Whether you’ll be able to provide your digital COVID-19 vaccination pass, and for it to be accepted by places that are requiring proof of vaccination, is yet unknown.
While Samsung Pay has a significantly smaller market than Apple Pay, it is still another (and more convenient) way to offer proof when needed.