Excelsior Pass not working: how to report problems in New York
New York was the first state to introduce a vaccine passport, the Excelsior Pass. After a few short weeks of use, some users are reporting issues.
President Biden has said that he hopes to see seventy percent of the country, at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July. New York is fifteen points short of this goal. If the state is able to maintain the same vaccination rates as of May, they could still meet the President’s target.
New York State has administered just over four million vaccine doses in May, leaving fifty-five percent of the population partially protected and forty-six percent of New Yorkers fully vaccinated. In total the state has administered 19.7 million doses of covid-19 vaccines.
To assist the private sector to easily track the vaccination status of their customers, the state launched the Excelsior Pass. As with many application launches, technical glitches often follow. Some New York's Excelsior Pass users have encountered issues, but the state is arguing that theses issues do not represent the vast majority of experiences.
What should I do if I am having problems with the application?
The State has put together an extensive Q&A section to help users troubleshoot. Questions range from, “What do I do if my Pass has expired?” to more specific inquiries on the privacy protections of users.
To report an issue or concern, the state has created a digital form that can be submitted describing the problem. There is also a help desk that operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The Help Desk can be reached at 844-699-7277.