I finally got my second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in the USA. I received my white CDC "COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card", but I've been hearing a lot about so-called digital vaccine passports (e.g. see here). There are a lot of charged opinions circulating around about the idea - some say it is the tool that will give me back my freedom to travel and gather, while others say it will destroy the last remnants of privacy I once had.
Regardless of whether digital vaccination passports are a good or bad thing, it's still unclear whether or how I can actually get one or what the exact steps are to apply for one.
What are my current options for getting a digital vaccination passport in the USA?
- I'm willing to pay a fee to get a passport.
- I'm willing to undergo a medical exam (e.g. antibody titer) or medical background check (e.g. cross-referencing my ID documents with local, state, or Federal immunization records to verify that my CDC white card is not fake, falsified, altered, or someone else's) if required for getting a passport.
- I'm aware that there are privacy implications of digital passports. Assume for the sake of this question that I'm willing to waive whatever privacy rights I have to in order to get a passport (Asking about privacy implications could make an excellent follow-up question, though).
- I have an Android device, but am willing to swap it for something else or newer if my current device does not support the necessary tech to hold a passport or interface with digital passport systems.
To be clear, this question is not about how to get immunized. It's about how I can go from just being immunized to having digital proof of immunity that I can scan to get in to nightclubs, pass border checkpoints without having to quarantine, etc.