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Harris Survey Finds That Americans Vastly Support Digital Vaccine Verification

By March 2, 2021April 13th, 2021Partner Announcements

Harris Survey Finds That Americans Vastly Support Digital Vaccine Verification

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Reopening the economy and returning to regular in-person contact will likely require new technological solutions. As vaccines continue to be distributed, there is a need for a reliable, quick, and secure way to prove one’s vaccination status so that everyone can remain protected. ID.me and Sterling have announced that they are creating a way for Americans to add proof of vaccination or testing to their ID.me digital identity wallet.

A survey from The Harris Poll of over 1,178 Americans that plan to get or have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine found:

  • 80% support the use of a digital vaccine credential and 39% strongly support such a plan
  • 86% believe digital vaccine verification will make it easier for Americans to work in-person

 

With ID.me’s solution, users are able to display a QR code that can be scanned to prove vaccination or testing status. ID.me’s easy and convenient solution can be implemented across businesses, schools, and entertainment venues. This is critical because respondents overwhelmingly expressed that they’d feel more safe with companies that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • 88% say they would feel more confident visiting a business or workplace if they knew the company required employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) respondents think it is important for schools and universities to require vaccine verification from students and staff for in-person learning.

  • When using a gig service like Uber, Instacart, Care.com, 81% would say they feel more confident about a gig service if they knew the company required their freelancers to provide vaccination verification.
  • 70% believe a digital vaccine verification would be useful for showing proof of vaccination for traveling and 62% believe a digital vaccine verification would be useful for attending in-person entertainment events.

With ID.me’s user base of nearly 37 million users and the 40,000+ businesses that use Sterling’s identity services, businesses can ensure their employees are vaccinated before returning to the workplace. However, keeping individuals in control of their medical data is also a crucial concern. 

People are understandably worried that their vaccination or testing status can be used without their permission.

With ID.me’s user base of nearly 37 million users and the 40,000+ businesses that use Sterling’s identity services, businesses can ensure their employees are vaccinated before returning to the workplace. However, keeping individuals in control of their medical data is also a crucial concern. People are understandably worried that their vaccination or testing status can be used without their permission. 

  • 84% say they would be more likely to support the use of a digital vaccine verification if they had complete control over how and when their vaccination information was shared.
  • 61% are uncomfortable with the concept of employers or businesses having access without their permission to information about whether or not they have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

ID.me and Sterling’s COVID-19 vaccine verification solution is a necessary, convenient, and popular measure for reopening the economy. Learn more about our solution and feel free to reach out for more information.

Learn more about the ID.me and Sterling Vaccine Verification Solution