As the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic evolves, strategies to keep businesses and schools open in the United States (U.S.) while sustaining the economy and maintaining public health safety remain paramount. Vaccine verification (also termed vaccine or immunity passport), a document in either paper or digital format that provides proof of a person’s vaccination status against a particular infectious disease, is a strategy to facilitate such goals.1 Routinely used in many parts of the U.S. and internationally prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine verification creates safer environments in schools and workplaces, including healthcare settings.1 Nevertheless, for COVID-19 vaccination, verification has generated substantial controversy, with concerns raised about forgery and the prospects that adopting such passports will lead to discrimination and/or exacerbate existing social and economic inequities.1 To help address these concerns, we explore the issue of vaccine verification broadly and conclude by offering recommendations for designing, implementing, and maintaining COVID-19 verification systems.

Fuente: The Lancet Regional Health – Americas
Volume 6, February 2022, 100161