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2135, 11 Nov 20

Ticketmaster Prepares to Check COVID Vaccine Status

It won’t be the government that mandates a vaccine. It will be businesses that fear lawsuits. Airlines, shared ride services, restaurants, sports clubs, etc… and once they are successful with this one, they will expand it to other things. Did you get your other recommended vaccines? Did you buy health insurance? Have any communicable diseases? Current on your child support? Bought any guns lately? Frankly, I’m not comfortable with sharing my healthcare data with a flippin’ ticket broker. Are you?

Monday’s news that pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s early results on a new COVID-19 vaccine showed a 90% efficacy rate on an initial clinical trial have given concert professionals hope that the business can start mounting a return in 2021. As part of that preparation, Ticketmaster has been working on a framework for post-pandemic fan safety that uses smart phones to verify fans’ vaccination status or whether they’ve tested negative for the coronavirus within a 24 to 72 hour window.

Many details of the plan, which is still in development phase, will rely on three separate components — the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third party health information companies like CLEAR Health Pass or IBM’s Digital Health Pass and testing and vaccine distribution providers like Labcorp and the CVS Minute Clinic.


2135, 11 November 2020


  1. Mar

    Ticketmaster? Who still uses them?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    This is awful. Just awful.

  3. Jason

    Great, get ready to pay a 2.99 convenience fee to get your Covid test results.

  4. Jason

    With the D’s in charge of the House, the Presidency….  and if they get the Senate… I foresee a vaccine tattoo or microchip in the near future.

  5. steveegg

    Businesses that will effectively be wholly-owned subsidiaries of the government.

  6. dad29

    Just the beginning.  Airlines, cruise-ships, pro- and college- sports teams….this could get interesting.

  7. Merlin

    Pfft. Just adopt a Democrat-like response. Lie your ass off.

  8. jsr

    I expect we’ll see businesses that won’t check your vaccine status and advertise that fact, just as we have businesses that have signs saying “Concealed and Open Carry Welcome Here”.  I know which businesses I will use.

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