LA residents can use their phones to provide COVID-19 vaccination certificates

Following the deaths and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Los Angeles County will use technology to help residents locate and prove their vaccination records, Bloomberg reports. The Department of Public Health, along with the launch of Healthvana, has launched an app that will store vaccination records in Google or Apple wallets. It will remind residents to get a second chance, while providing a vaccination record “to prove to airlines, to prove schools, to prove to whoever needs it,” said Ramin Bastani, CEO of Healthvana, said Bloomberg.

Pfizer has allocated 82,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the region and nearly half have been distributed to emergency services workers, health care providers and long-term residents. However, LA County is one of the largest in the U.S. with over 10 million residents, so once the vaccinations arrive next year, watching will become a challenge. On top of that, deaths in the province are 10,000, so hospitals and clinics are already overwhelmed – and it is expected to get much worse in January 2021.