A digital vaccine record or passport needs to work when we lose our phones, update them or don’t have them. AND for the person who has received the vaccines.
From the Blog on digital vaccine records
The vaccine passports can help societies ‘open up’ again, but this only works if the vaccines are freely available and equally available. This is not the case.
Digital transformation must always be able to be ‘interoperable’ with non-digital systems. Paper vaccine records must continue to work.
Here in the UK the vaccine programme is rolling along. This brings with it a slightly more positive outlook in the news of the state of the world. However, when you look at the data presented in the map below we see a different picture. Africa is quite in comparison...
If we are creating a digital vaccine passport, we need to ask how do we create them in a way that reduces social inequalities rather than increasing them
Does it make sense for people like me or even teachers, police etc. here in the UK to be vaccinated before health care workers in Sudan? Brazil?
Digital is great until it breaks. We need a plan for when it breaks. Multiple plans. Plans for the everyday. Recovery design for everyday life.