The COVID-19 vaccination certificate is a validation that shows whether you have successfully completed a vaccination course. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the certificate acts as a ticket to use many necessary services around the world, and we are obliged to carry it with us everywhere. The easiest way to access the COVID-19 vaccine data is to store it on your smartphone. Apple released a new feature with the iOS 15.1 update that allows iPhone users to save and access a digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination and testing certificates in the Health app. Allows users to upload their vaccination status to the Health app and creates a vaccination card in Apple Wallet.
The COVID-19 vaccination and test results records work similar to paper documents with an official seal. Verifiable medical records are indicated by a checkmark in the Health app on iPhone to indicate that it has not been modified since it was originally created.
Add a vaccination card to Apple Wallet
If you have received a QR code from the healthcare provider, you can follow these steps to add the COVID-19 vaccination data in the Health app.
Open the camera app on your iPhone and scan the QR code.
Once your iPhone recognizes the QR code, a notification from the Health app will appear on the screen.
Tap the Health app notification.
Tap on Add to Wallet & Health to store the details of the COVID-19 vaccine in Apple Health and Apple Wallet.
Some healthcare providers also offer downloadable files. In those cases, you can tap and select the download link Add to Wallet & Health to add data to Apple Wallet and Apple Health.
If you’ve already added your COVID-19 data to your Apple Health app, you can still add it to your Apple Wallet. For this,
- Open the Health app.
- Crane Overview in the lower left corner.
- below Vaccination recordtap on Add to wallet.
If you don’t see the Add to Wallet option,
- Crane To leaf through and enter Vaccinations.
- Tap on Immunization record type.
- Select the verifiable vaccination booklet with a check mark and tap Add to wallet.
It should be noted that before proceeding, make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 15.1. Once added, users can access their COVID-19 vaccine details at any time. But users need to verify their identity with Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode to fully view it. It shows your name, vaccine type, dosing dates, publisher and QR code. The data cannot be shared with other users.