WHO Releases international guidence for COVID-19 Digital Certificate Proof of Vaccination
08/31/2021 (Tue) 05:42:22
In a document titled "Digital Documentation for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates: Technical Specification and International Guide" the World Health Organization has published international protocol for a Digital Certificate for Vaccination Confirmation, or coliqually called in Western Nations a "Vaccine Passport".
The document, dated August 27 2021, says that this intitive for developing "Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status (DDCC:VS)" was reated in WHO partnership with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The document has the following Executive Summary:>In the In the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the concept of Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates (DDCC) is proposed as a mechanism by which a person’s COVID-19-related health data can be digitally documented via an electronic certificate. A digital vaccination certificate that documents a person’s current vaccination status to protect against COVID-19 can then be used for continuity of care or as proof of vaccination for purposes other than health care. The resulting artefact of this approach is referred to as the Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates: Vaccination Status (DDCC:VS).>The current document is written for the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic; thus, the approach is architected to respond to the evolving science and to the immediate needs of countries in this rapidly changing context; for this reason, the document is issued as interim guidance. The approach could eventually be extended to capture vaccination status to protect against other diseases. The document is part of a series of guidance documents (see Fig. 1) on digital docuThe document is part of a series of guidance documents (see Fig. 1) on digital documentation of COVID-19-related data of interest: vaccination status (this document), laboratory test results, and history of SARS-CoV-2 infection.