Vaccine Records: Two Options

Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

In January 2022, Massachusetts announced a tool that gives residents a way to access their COVID-19 digital vaccine card and vaccination history. My Vax Records, allows people who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their vaccination history and generate a COVID-19 digital vaccine card containing 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.  The Administration is not requiring residents to show proof of vaccination to enter any venue. Still, this tool will help residents who would like to access and produce a digital copy of their record.

Access the new tool at MyVaxRecords.Mass.Gov.

 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.

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 details readable by a QR scanner, including smartphone apps. Once the SMART Health Card is received, users can 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 alternative to the CDC card so Massachusetts residents can access their vaccination information and a COVID-19 digital vaccine card and, should it be requested, show it to businesses, local governments, or other entities.

Record of all immunizations from the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

You may request a copy of your 8.5 x 11 immunization record from your primary care provider or via the website below. It will include COVID-19 and any other vaccines such as influenza. It can take up to two weeks to receive it.


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