Samsung Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service that lets Samsung Galaxy users store digital versions of payment cards that can be used to make contactless payments in-person, in-app, or online using supported Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.
Samsung Pay now lets you carry your COVID-19 vaccination record so users can access it anywhere anytime. Samsung partnered with the non-profit “The Commons Project” to help and provide availability of SMART Health Cards displaying Covid-19 vaccination status within Samsung Pay.
This new feature allows users in the United States to securely keep a verified digital version of their Covid-19 vaccination record acquired from top pharmacies, clinicians, or health systems in Samsung Pay via the CommonHealth app on supported Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The capability will be sent out to all addressable devices over the next two weeks.
This new feature allows U.S. consumers to download a verifiable digital version of their Covid-19 vaccine record received from leading pharmacies, providers, or health systems and securely store it in Samsung Pay via the CommonHealth app on supported Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The feature will roll out over the next two weeks to all addressable devices.
Samsung Pay customers in the United States can download the CommonHealth app from the Google Play Store on their Samsung Galaxy smartphone to upload and digitally display a Covid-19 vaccination record. Users can download their Covid-19 vaccination record in the CommonHealth app and add it to Samsung Pay for convenient access and use, such as when Covid-19 vaccination verification may be required for travel and entry to venues.
Once their health information has been verified through secure authentication measures. The Covid-19 vaccine credential can be securely shared as a QR code with any trusted party, including a school, workplace when traveling, or with a healthcare professional, once it has been downloaded.
“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,” said Rob White, Sr. Director of Product for Samsung Pay, Samsung Electronics America. “We are proud to partner with The Commons Project Foundation on this important initiative and to help make life easier.”
“CommonHealth’s collaboration with Samsung marks another important milestone as the availability and acceptance of SMART Health Cards as the standard for digital vaccination records continues to expand,” said JP Pollak, co-founder and chief architect of The Commons Project. “As a leading mobile device manufacturer and digital wallet, Samsung offers a secure and easily accessible place for consumers to store this vital health information. 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.”