As promised by Governor Gavin Newsom last week, the Department of Public Health has created a digital database for electronic vaccine cards for quick access. While officials insist it is not a vaccine passport, the intent is to provide access for some businesses who wish to check vaccination status. Private businesses, entertainment venues, sporting stadiums and arenas have the option to use the electronic method for checking vaccination status in order to enforce masks in the establishment. Californians can create a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record by entering their data and creating a 4-digit pin through the state's website. The state will then send you a digital version of your vaccination record with a scannable QR code, which provides the exact same information as the CDC card that consumers received after getting their final dose of the vaccine. You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and email or phone number associated with the vaccination record. California's Chief Information Officer Any Tong told Sacramento Bee reporters that the CDPH is using the state’s central immunizations database to generate the cards. The electronic vaccine card also provides a backup copy for people who have lost their paper cards.
Click here to create your digital vaccination card. Californians who have trouble accessing their records through the site to call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255.