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How IBM's COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Works

The new Excelsior Pass app, a digital pass that people can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. (NY Governor's Press Office via AP)
The new Excelsior Pass app, a digital pass that people can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. (NY Governor's Press Office via AP)

A number of technology companies and nonprofits are working on developing vaccine passports — digital passes that allow people to store and share their COVID-19 vaccination status or test results.

This week, New York became the first state to launch a vaccine pass, called the Excelsior Pass, developed with IBM.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Jason Kelley, a general manager at IBM.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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