State launches new Digital COVID-19 Verification Record system
As the need for COVID-19 vaccine verification increases across the state, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record system, WA Verify. The system actually rolled out in October but the site immediately became unavailable.
Currently, there are several forms of proof people can use to verify their vaccination status:
- Original, copy, or photo of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
- Verified electronic medical record printout from your medical provider
- Your record from the state’s immunization information system, which can include:
- A Digital COVID-19 Verification Record from WAVerify.org, which includes a QR code that can be scanned by a SMART Health Card reader, or
- A certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination from MyIR Mobile
Depending on the establishment, some places may only accept one specific type of vaccine verification, so it is important to check ahead of time.
WA Verify is Washington’s new Digital COVID-19 Verification Record system that draws COVID-19 records from the state’s immunization system. To use the tool, people enter their name, date of birth, and an email or phone number associated with their vaccination record. If the information matches an official record, they will receive a text or email with a link to their Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record. WA Verify currently supports more than 30 languages, with additional languages available soon. For more information, visit WA Verify’s Frequently Asked Questions page.
Those who have questions or need help accessing their vaccination records can call the state’s COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.
Everyone 5 and older is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. To find a vaccine provider near, visit Vaccine Locator. If you have questions, visit DOH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions webpage or talk to your trusted health care provider.
Posted December 3, 2021