Walmart is empowering people with increased access to their health data through a free, secure digital wallet that they own and decide whether to use to share their health information, starting with the COVID-19 vaccine immunization record.
Individuals will be able to store their COVID-19 vaccine record, which can be printed or saved onto a device, in their pharmacy account on Walmart.com or Samsclub.com.
The digital vaccine record being offered by the retailer is a free version of the physical cards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes the individual’s name, date of birth, date of vaccination, vaccine manufacturer, vaccine lot number and location where the the immunization was received.
Individuals can log into their Walmart or Sam’s Club account and request the vaccine record as a QR code. The Walmart record is available now and Sam’s Club is expected to be available within the next week. In the future, there will be an additional functionality available that will allow families to bundle their records and access records for those under the age of 18 years old.
“We are committed to giving people convenient, secure access to their health data, starting with COVID-19 vaccine immunization records,” said Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president at Walmart Health & Wellness. "Our tool gives individuals a safe method to privately keep track of this information on their smartphone or computer while also encouraging them to take ownership of their health data by determining exactly where, when or if they share their documentation.”