A surveillance program developed by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is now being implemented across clinics and hospitals throughout the nation. Doctors ask patients what the individual’s vaccination status is, entering the answer into the patient’s records. The system is part of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. The purpose of the codes is to more easily implement future vaccine passports, as the government will not appear to be behind the restrictions, but rather the private company utilizing the medical data as required by the government.
From The Epoch Times:
The codes are entered into your electronic health record and used by insurance companies for billing purposes. They’re also used by statisticians who track and analyze national and global disease trends such as cancer and heart disease rates over time. Over the past decade, these statistical analyses have gotten easier to do, thanks to the transition into electronic record keeping. In the United States, the ICD coding system has been fully integrated into the electronic health record system since 2012. Within the ICD-10 codes, there’s a category called ICD-10-CM, and this is the category the CDC is now using to track the unvaccinated with specific codes for “Unvaccinated for COVID-19” and “Partially Vaccinated for COVID-19.”