WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A Wilmington company is issuing Real Vaccination ID Cards for those who have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
CastleBranch, a background screening company, is offering digital and physical verification that you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Pat Dunty, the VP of Acceleration and member of the executive team at CastleBranch, says there are three major problems that COVID-19 vaccines are presenting: barriers to entry, data control, and forgery & fraud.
“Organizations, schools, some events are putting up these barriers to entry for individuals,” said Dunty. “Individuals need to prove themselves to be healthy, safe, in order to attend either these buildings or these events.”
Dunty says people are hyper-concerned about the data that they’re sharing that’s being collected about them, specifically with the COVID-19 vaccination. Dunty says it might not be long until vaccination proof is required to go about “normal” life.
“What does it take to get back on a plane to come back to the United States?” said Dunty. “What does it take to get into a business or sporting event? The Super Bowl is coming up, but what’s it’s going to take to get into there? So it’s been in place as far as organizations or entities, even individual’s homes, of putting up that barrier to entry since COVID-19 started.”
A big questions when it comes to COVID ID cards…why would you need a ID card when you get a vaccination card right after your shots?
“The convenience, that it’s not only on a physical card but it’s in digital format, of seeing the original document,” said Dunty. “We really believe in data control. And with information just on a piece of paper, there is no control for that data. So with it being in a card, along with the QR code, we do have the ability for an individual to own and control their own data. You can’t know anything about me without me. So I can choose who sees this data…and who doesn’t see the data.”
It costs $19.95 and can help you get into places that may soon require vaccination proof, like concerts.
To get the ID card, you will need to provide a photo and other personal information. Along with that, you’ll have to show proof that you’ve received both doses of the vaccine. Once the information has been verified, the card will be shipped to your home.
To learn more about the Real Vaccination ID Card, click here or call 910-679-2873.
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