Don’t take a chance on losing or damaging your vaccination card. As you may be aware, many states and businesses will require vaccinations – both at indoor and outdoor events. Some states, including California, New York and Colorado, already offer a form of a digital vaccination card. Here are some important tips and ideas:
Do NOT laminate your card. It would be impossible to update it.
If you use a Samsung phone, you can add your proof of vaccination to Samsung Pay.
Take a clear picture of your card with your phone – both the front and the back. If you use this method, store it in a notes app or a folder or somewhere that’s easy to remember. If you have an iPhone, open the Photos app, select the Albums tab and then tap the + sign in the top left corner followed by New Album. Give the album a name and then tap Save. Next, select the photos of your card to add it to the album. On an Android phone, the process should generally be the same. If you’re using the Google Photos app, open the app and then select the picture of your vaccination card. Tap the three-dot menu button in the top-right corner, followed by the Add to Album button. Select +New album and give it a name such as “Vaccination Card” and tap the checkmark button when you’re done.
If you use the airport security service Clear, you can go to clear.me/healthpass to download the app and get your card added.
Tip of the month
Use Back Tap on your iPhone
If your iPhone is a model 8 or later AND you have updated it to iOS 14, you can set the phone up to perform a variety of tasks using a quick double or triple tap on the back of your phone. (Yes, it should work with many cases, but you will need to test this yourself).
To turn it on, go to Settings – Accessibility – Touch and then choose Back Tap. Tap on either Double Tap or Triple Tap and choose an icon. Actions available: