The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention proposes a blockchain & 5G-based solution to global vaccine tracking

In light of the increased number of COVID-19 cases and global vaccine coverage, mandatory “vaccination passports” for international travel may be imposed as the global economy looks to recover.

Notably, interim guidelines for the development of a smart vaccination certificate (SVCs) were given by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2021, as well as the concept of digital vaccination certificates (DVCs).

Given that SVCs were designed for COVID-19 vaccines, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) is seeking a technological approach for the implementation of blockchain, the underlying technology of Bitcoin, that may be used in additional vaccines in the future, according to a report by the CCDC published on February 11.

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