Colorado launches Smart Health QR code, vax status in app


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STATEWIDE — Today, the state of Colorado announced new modalities within myVaccine Record portion of the myColoradoTM app, allowing users to verify and share their vaccination status using a SMART® Health Card, an internationally recognized standard.

The SMART® Health Card is a free, digital version of COVID-19 vaccination records, allowing Coloradans to share proof of vaccination using a secure QR code–a barcode that contains certain information that can be read by a smart phone camera.

This new feature draws on records from the Colorado Immunization Information System. “Fully Vaccinated” will display if a user has two valid Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations or one valid Johnson & Johnson vaccination. “Partially Vaccinated” will display if a user has one valid Moderna or one valid Pfizer vaccination.

While this functionality will display some personal data about the person showing their SMART Health Card to verify their COVID-19 vaccination status, no personally identifiable information scanned from the SMART Health Cards will be shared.

Coloradans can download their SMART® Health Card QR code in the myColorado app at any time. Once a myVaccine Record has been created, residents do not need internet connectivity to share their vaccination status.

Apple iOS users will be able to import the SmartHealth Card into their Apple wallet if they have iOS 15.1+.

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