California is now offering residents digital proof-of-vaccination, making it that much easier for someone to prove their vaccination status.
Jurisdictions have been struggling to find an effective way for people to prove they’ve received the vaccine, something many experts believe is necessary for a complete return to normal. Some governments are working on vaccination passports, although progress has been slow. In the meantime, individuals are being given a physical vaccination card, and it’s up to them to scan it or take a picture of it for safe-keeping.
California is looking to make things a bit easier, with a digital vaccination record option. Residents can go to a state website, enter their details and receive a digital copy and a QR code for easy sharing.
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.
While still a far cry from a vaccination passport, California’s digital record is certainly an upgrade when it comes to convenience.