New Projects: Considering the Merits of a COVID-19 Vaccine Credential

San Francisco, California — We are thrilled to introduce the first set of projects from our Tech Executive Leadership Initiative Government Challenges series.

The projects, focused on Considering the Merits of a COVID-19 Vaccine Credential, provide practical tools for states considering use of vaccine verification tools. We released the projects at our webinar today; you can watch a video of the event here.

We invite you to read more below, and to check out this project and others on our website: Aspen Tech Policy Hub Projects.

A Federal Vaccine Credential

by Elizabeth Nash, Ladan Nasserian, Brian Sager, and Tony Sebro

This project suggests that the federal government establish technical and equity standards for all vaccine credentials developed by the public and private sectors. Instead of the having State of Outdoorsville invest resources in research and development of a standalone Outdoorsville credential, it should advocate for federal standards.

Equitable Access Roadmap for Digital Vaccine Records

by Jason Botts, Rebecca Gasser, Enrique Jenkins, Cecilia Marihart, and Gene Yoon

This project proposes that Outdoorsville enable access to COVID-19 vaccine records through the its existing Immunization Information System (IIS) on multiple, convenient platforms. Outdoorsville should develop a new OpenAPI framework to enable existing digital services, such as the state’s myOutdoorsville digital identification app and the state website, to display vaccination records from the IIS database.

Whether and How to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine Credential

by Anjali Joshi, Phil Mashall, Ratna Saripalli, Jeremy Toeman, and Nevin Zimmermann

This project proposes a clear framework to facilitate the State of Outdoorsville’s decisionmaking about a state COVID-19 vaccine credential. The proposed framework helps the State determine whether it has sufficient demand and the technical capacity to execute a functional and equitable credential.

Learn more about these and other projects here.