Newswise — December 3, 2021 – Edison, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, today announced a partnership with CLEAR (NYSE: YOU), the secure identity company, to empower patients with a digital proof of their COVID-19 vaccination records. Patients vaccinated at Hackensack Meridian Health can now use the free CLEAR app and digital vaccine card feature - replacing their fragile paper card with a verified digital version that can be used anywhere and anytime needed. 

CLEAR's digital vaccine card is a free, mobile experience on the CLEAR app, which securely connects a person's verified identity to their proof of vaccination, to reduce public health risk and get people back to what they love. CLEAR’s digital vaccine solutions are being used by more than 130 organizations across the country, including the New York Stock Exchange, the Public Theater, and Lincoln Center. CLEAR has also been named an approved platform for vaccine verification by New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. 

“Hackensack Meridian Health is excited to partner with CLEAR to give patients a convenient, secure way to show proof of vaccination as we rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19, and Hackensack Meridian Health has administered more than 670,000 doses of vaccines to date in an effort to keep our patients, team members and the communities we serve safe. Providing patients with an easy way to access a digital version of their vaccine cards on their mobile device is just one small way we can help New Jersey families return to a sense of normalcy.”

“Hackensack Meridian Health’s partnership with CLEAR is a great way to make it easier for patients to return to everyday activities by allowing them to seamlessly share their COVID-19 vaccination records,” said Kash Patel, executive vice president, chief information and digital engagement officer at Hackensack Meridian Health. “Providing a digital version of paper vaccination cards is not only convenient for patients, but it makes sense. We look forward to enabling patients to access this user-friendly app so they can access a digital vaccine card whenever and wherever they want.”

In addition to CLEAR’s digital vaccine card, Hackensack Meridian Health patients have access to other digital tools including the HMH Well App and MyChart. The HMH Well App, available on iTunes and Google Play, gives patients the ability to manage their health care needs; get directions to the nearest facilities and view emergency department (ED) wait times; find a doctor by name, location and specialty; and access their MyChart account. Through the MyChart feature, patients can book an appointment, see their lab results, communicate with their doctor's office, request a prescription refill and track health information. Patients can access these three tools by following these steps:

  • Hackensack Meridian Health MyChart (also available through the HMH Well app):
  • Login to MyChart account
  • Access COVID-19 information page
  • Access and save SMART QR code image to your phone


  • CLEAR Digital Vaccine Card
  1. Download and enroll in CLEAR Health Pass for free
  2. Tap the blue “Digital vaccine card”
  3. Tap “Hackensack Meridian Health” and follow instructions
  4. Upload Hackensack Meridian Health MyChart SMART QR code 
  5. Verified digital vaccine card using the CLEAR app is ready for use

Hackensack Meridian Health has played an integral role in New Jersey’s vaccination efforts. Spearheading state vaccination efforts, the network helped lead the COVID-19 vaccination mega-site at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, administering more than 670,000 total vaccines to date. With over 11 vaccination sites currently operating, Hackensack Meridian Health offers countless opportunities for vaccination.

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