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Could a COVID-19 'vaccination pass' become the new normal?

Smartphones could serve as a powerful tool in a "post-pandemic" world, allowing users to access their immunization records at the push of a button.

Rumi Chunara, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at NYU, says "COVID-19 vaccination passes" might soon become the new normal at airports, sports stadiums, and concert venues.

"Proof of your vaccination is important for getting into places where you want to mitigate any disease spread," she adds.

Big tech companies are already in the process of developing smartphone apps to validate vaccine credentials.