Massachusetts launches new COVID-19 vaccine verification tool
The commonwealth's digital vaccine pass arrives just days before Boston requires proof of vaccination at indoor public venues.
New York makes vaccine pass available to VA patients
The change came after an executive order from Gov. Kathy Hochul that allowed the VA to share its COVID-19 vaccine records with the state.
Vaccine effort moved officials to tears, New Hampshire CIO says
Collaboration between agencies "actually brought tears to our eyes a couple times," Denis Goulet said during an online event.
California shares the code for its digital vaccine pass
The California Department of Technology published the code to its COVID-19 vaccine pass on GitHub in the hopes other states develop similar products.
Oregon could be next state to launch a vaccine app
With COVID-19 cases filling up the state's hospitals, officials are reportedly considering the development of a mobile pass for people to show their vaccination status.
Election disinformation fight offers lessons for pandemic, NGA says
States should respond to falsehoods about vaccines by looking to how election officials countered lies about the 2020 vote, NGA suggests.
California launches COVID-19 vaccine look-up website
A third party is also developing an app that would allow businesses to scan customers' phones to verify the portal's health information is legitimate.
California officials defend $50M vaccine website
The "My Turn" site has been called incompatible with systems used by county-run and retail vaccination programs, but state officials say there's no incompatibility.
States are using Google's 'plug and play' vaccination platform
Google Cloud says its "Intelligent Vaccine Impact" platform has helped some states avoid the technical issues others have encountered.