WBAL TV: “Firm launches ‘vaccine passport’ tool to aid in COVID-19 recovery”

An Owings Mills software firm has developed a tool that it hopes can help expedite reopening plans at schools and businesses, as more people become vaccinated against coronavirus across the U.S.

Pinpoint Us LLC has released a new web application that allows people who have received COVID-19 vaccinations to generate a digital “vaccine passport.” The app, called VaccineCheck, is able to confirm a person’s vaccination status using state records and provide a portable validation code that can be shown to employers, schools, travel organizations and other entities that may request proof of inoculation.

Chris Nickerson, managing director at Pinpoint, said VaccineCheck verifications can be carried in place of the CDC vaccination cards given to people who receive their COVID-19 shots.

“Those cards are kind of a strange size. They don’t fit in anyone’s wallet and they’re paper, so they can be easily lost, ruined or duplicated,” Nickerson said. “We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get back to their lives and have that peace of mind.”