Providing Proof of Vaccination Status

Options for Providing Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, called a DHHS CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, or WHO Yellow Card1) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date doses administered); OR 
  • A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document; OR 
  • A photo of the client’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device; OR 
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider; OR  
  • Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type; OR 
  • Documentation of vaccination from other contracted employers who follow these vaccination records guidelines and standards. 

If your card is inaccurate or incomplete, request updated information from your vaccine provider. For more detailed information, please visit Vaccine Record Guidelines and Standards.

Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

The Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal is hosted by the California Department of Public Health and serves as a location to store your vaccine card information. Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov to get a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you want to share your proof of vaccination, you can use either the electronic version you’ll get from the portal or the card you were given at time of vaccination.

If you are a parent or guardian and have multiple vaccine records associated with a single cell phone number or email address, enter each digital vaccine record request separately.

The portal provides only a digital copy of your vaccine record. If you received your vaccination from a federal agency (e.g., Department of Defense, Indian Health Services, or Veterans Affairs), you will need to reach out to those agencies for assistance with your vaccination record.

Received your digital COVID-19 vaccine record, but it’s inaccurate or incomplete?

If the digital record you received is inaccurate or incomplete, the first step is to contact your vaccine provider. The provider inputs the information directly onto the portal and if you have, for example, wrong dates or brands, you will need to alert the provider so they can correct or update your immunization record. Visit Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Troubleshooting for tips on how to correct some of these errors.  

Once your provider has updated your immunization record, request a review and update of your record through the Virtual Assistant. You may be contacted for additional information. Once the process is completed and your record updated, you can access it through the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal.