Every day, it seems like more businesses and employers are requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Cities, including San Francisco and New York, are requiring it for indoor spaces, like restaurants, gyms and more. The upcoming CES conference will require proof to attend and Yelp is keeping track of the list of restaurants, too.
On top of that, recent mandates, employees may need you to submit a copy of your vaccination card, and you’ll need it for your booster shot. The list of reasons for keeping your COVID-19 vaccination card on hand is quickly piling up. But that doesn’t mean that you need to keep your printed version in your wallet all the time. Instead, Android and iOS have ways to store your vaccination card. And some states have apps, too.
Here are a few ways to store your COVID-19 vaccination card on your phone. We’ll also share which states have apps or online portals to retrieve your proof of vaccination if you lose or damage your card. And here’s the latest on the future booster shots, the pandemic’s impact on life expectancy and vaccine hesitancy. Plus, here’s the latest on Pfizer request for FDA authorization for kids to get vaccinated. This story was recently updated.
These states have vaccination card apps
Some states — including California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York and Oregon — offer some form of digital vaccination card. The myColorado app requires you to create an account, verify your identity and then add your digital driver’s license to your phone. After you’ve done that, you can then add your myVaccine record to the app.
Louisiana’s LA Wallet app takes a similar approach to Colorado’s, allowing you to add your driver’s license and proof of vaccination to your phone.
California’s implementation requires you to fill out a form to verify your identity, after which you’ll receive a text message or email with a link to a QR code you can save to your phone. When scanned, the code will offer proof of vaccination. The link will also include a digital copy of your vaccination record.
Illinois residents can use VaxVerify to show proof. The app uses Experian for identity verification.
MyIR Mobile is another app used by several state health departments to provide a digital copy of your vaccination card. Currently, if you live in Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Washington, West Virginia or Washington, DC, this is the app you’ll use.
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