We assume that some of you have now been vaccinated and received a card after vaccination to prove that you received your vaccination. This could be an important document as you may need to show it as proof in the future if you plan to travel, but the card is so small and thin and we can imagine it probably isn’t too difficult to lose.
If you’d rather not lose the card, don’t worry because Google has announced that Google Pay can now save your vaccination card. This is a digital copy of your vaccination card that you can easily retrieve from your phone at any time and you don’t have to worry about losing the card. According to Google:
“The user’s COVID vaccination and testing information is stored on their Android device. If a user wants to access this information on multiple devices, the user must manually save it on each device. Google does not keep a copy of the user’s COVID vaccination or testing information. “
Google assures users that the information is private and will not be shared with other Google services, so you don’t have to worry about this data being used for targeted advertising. On the other hand, Google already has so much data about us that you can certainly do without it.
That being said, this feature may still be available to everyone. This is because it requires the implementation of Google’s Passes API, so your digital vaccination card provider will need to support the API first before you can use it.