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Posted on: January 12, 2022

My Vax Records: Another way to access your Mass vaccine history

Massachusetts state sealMy Vax Records 

 

Do you have a smart phone and would prefer to be able to use an electronic record of your COVID-19 vaccine? Read on! 

My Vax Records allows people who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their own vaccination history and generate a COVID-19 digital vaccine card, which would contain similar vaccination information to a paper CDC card. The COVID-19 digital vaccine cards produced by the system utilize the SMART Health Card platform and generate a QR code that can be used to verify vaccination.

Your paper CDC vaccine record card is still valid! 

The Commonwealth is not requiring residents to show proof of vaccination to enter any venue, however, some cities and towns are. This tool will help residents who would like to access and produce a digital copy of their record.

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Access the new tool at MyVaxRecords.Mass.Gov or scan

 

How It Works: The new tool is easy to use: a person enters their name, date of birth, and mobile phone number or email associated with their vaccine record. After creating a 4-digit PIN, the user receives a link to their vaccine record that will open upon re-entry of the PIN. Then, follow the instructions. You can save the QR code to your photos or files, or upload into a health app of your choice. 

The electronic record shows the same information as a paper CDC vaccine card: name, date of birth, date of vaccinations, and vaccine manufacturer. It also includes a QR code that makes these same details readable by a QR scanner, including smartphone apps. Once the SMART Health Card is received, users are able to save the QR code to their phone, such as the Apple Wallet, screenshot the information and save it to their phone’s photos, or print out a copy for a paper record. The system follows national standards for security and privacy.

This system provides an optional way that residents can access their vaccination information and a COVID-19 digital vaccine card. This will provide residents with another tool to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, should it be requested by businesses, local governments, or other entities.

Learn more about the tool and view FAQs at www.mass.gov/myvaxrecord. 

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