Carrying confirmation that you have received your Covid Vaccine is becoming more important as the Delta variant rages on, and restaurants and businesses require proof of vaccination to enter their premises. Some weddings and concerts are also requiring vaccination to attend.
So what do you do if you don't want to carry your card around with you? Get a QR code instead.
QR codes contain the same information as paper records but in a format that offers greater security and efficiency. Because the Virginia Department of Health digitally signs the QR code, it cannot be altered or forged. Information from QR codes is only available if and when the individual chooses to share it. Virginia is only the 5th state to offer QR codes to vaccinated residents.
Anyone whose vaccination record includes a working phone number and is in the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) can obtain a QR code. Nearly all doses administered in Virginia are reported to VIIS whether your shots were administered at a pharmacy, physician's office, health department clinic, federally qualified health center, or community vaccination center. Some doses administered outside Virginia to Virginia residents may also be in VIIS.
Doses administered directly by federal agencies such as the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs are not reported to VIIS.
How It Works
Go to vaccinate.virginia.gov and scroll down the page until you see this section:
Click on the link and you'll be taken to this page:
Fill out the requested information and hit enter.
If the system tells you it can't find a record, remove the zip code and try again.
If it still can't find you, it may be for several reasons that are easily fixed. Simply call the Virginia Department of Health at 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
Once your QR code is discovered, you can download it to your phone and have a convenient copy of your vaccination whenever you need it.