Ticketmaster plans to check your vaccine status to attend events

You may need to prove you have a vaccine to attend events.

 

Ticketmaster is reportedly planning to check the vaccine status of concert-goersΒ once tours and festivals finally do return.

 

According to Billboard, Ticketmaster is developing a system that uses smart phones to verify Covid-19 vaccination status.

 

If a customer refuses to have the vaccine, they will need to produce a negative test approximately 24 to 72 hours prior to the event they plan to attend.

 

“We’re already seeing many third-party health care providers prepare to handle the vetting — whether that is getting a vaccine, taking a test, or other methods of review and approval – which could then be linked via a digital ticket so everyone entering the event is verified,” Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich told Billboard.

 

“Ticketmaster’s goal is to provide enough flexibility and options that venues and fans have multiple paths to return to events, and is working to create integrations to our API and leading digital ticketing technology as we will look to tap into the top solutions based on what’s green-lit by officials and desired by clients.”

 

Ticketmaster’s systems willΒ also provide possible opportunities for contact tracing.

 

The news comes days after Pfizer announced early results on a new Covid-19 vaccine indicated a 90 percent efficacy rate in their initial clinical trial.

 

The company now plans to produce millions of doses of the vaccine as soon as possible.