A good call if you’re worried about misplacing your physical card!
If you’re already vaccinated in California, you have three different official records available to you a CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card (white paper card), a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 vaccination digital record or California Immunization Registry (CAIR) vaccination record.
While you’ve may have significantly lowered your risk of developing a severe case of Covid and the risk of spreading the infection to others, this record is also becoming essential for numerous activities. But showing proof of vaccination in the form of a physical card around might feel risky, especially if you’re don’t have a laminator or photocopier at your disposal. Enter: the digital vaccine card.
Getting your digital vaccination card is quite straightforward. Assuming you were vaccinated in California, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.
- Input your first name, last name, and date of birth.
- Input a cell phone number or email.
- Create a 4-digit PIN code.
- Check the box and submit.
- Open the link you receive via text or email.
- Input the PIN code.
- Screenshot and show when asked!
Your digital card contains a QR code, your name and date of birth, and your vaccination dates and types. You may screenshot or save it to show on your phone when entering bars, restaurants, concerts, or wherever else you’re asked for it. This digital card is created through the SMART Health Card framework, which prevents fraud by privatizing your information, according to VCI.org.
If you were vaccinated in California, this should work for you. That said, there are still comments online citing problems getting the digital card. Many people are still simply taking photos of their vaccination record card, which is accepted at most places. Stay tuned as we find out more!
If you still need to get vaccinated, you can make an appointment or find a walk-in site at myturn.ca.gov or vaccines.gov.
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