California offers digital vaccine verification, Nikki Medoro shares her experience

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. California is offering residents to access a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations they can use to access businesses or events that require proof of inoculation. The state’s public health and technology departments said Friday, June 18, 2021, the new tool will allow Californians to access their record from the state’s immunization registry. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)


California is officially reopen and events are back in full force.

As the state reopens and more activities resume, California is offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccination to enter businesses or events that require a proof of vaccination.

After entering a few details, individuals will receive a QR code and digital copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record. Both the QR code and the card given at the time of vaccination can be used to show proof of vaccination.

Nikki Medoro received her California vaccine QR code in less than a minute, but Bret struggled because his information did not match what the state has on record. The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro hears from callers sharing their experiences with the system and if anyone is actually asking for it.

“I did [my vaccination verification] literally in less than a minute, Brett needs to wait two to three weeks. I don’t know what that says, but it says something,” said Nikki Medoro.

If you want to verify your COVID-19 vaccination, click here.

Here are more options to store your vaccination card:

  • VaxYes – Free digital vaccine passport for your phone, submit a photo of your card and the site will verify your information
  • Clear App – (commonly used for bypassing security lines at the airport) includes a feature that allows you to create a digital vaccine card complete with your photo. There’s no subscription necessary.
  • Smart Health Card – If you don’t want to upload you vaccine card online, some health care providers participated with Smart Health Card standard. Ask for a QR code record of your shot and then you can import it into an app called CommonPass.
  • CommonPass – free to scan your vaccine card, company promises no tracking

Listen to the full conversation between Nikki Medoro, Bret Burkhart and KGO listeners below.

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