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Ticketmaster Announces Plan to Check Coronavirus Vaccine Statuses Before Concerts

In the wake of news that a coronavirus vaccine with a 90% efficacy rate on an initial trial is in development from pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Ticketmaster has announced a plan to check concertgoers’ vaccine statuses prior to attending concerts, Billboard reports.

The proposed system involves using Ticketmaster’s digital ticket app, which will collect information from third-party health information companies (such as IBM’s Digital Health Pass or CLEAR Health Pass) and testing and vaccine distribution providers (such as Labcorp or the CVS Minute Clinic). The goal is to ensure safety by verifying fans’ vaccination status or whether they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 within a 24-to-72-hour window.

Ticketmaster has also developed digital ticketing linked to ticket buyers’ identities, as well as a SmartEvent system to help enforce social distancing, delayed entry, and contact tracing. Event organizers will be able to set specific prevention protocols, including sanitation, mask compliance, and social distancing. The company has made it clear that any health information would be stored with third party health care providers under HIPPA compliance and not with Ticketmaster. Read from source….