State Unveils Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Tool

Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Technology (CDT) announced the launch of a new digital COVID-19 vaccine verification tool, offering state residents who received a COVID-19 vaccination to conveniently access their vaccine record from the state’s immunization registry systems. California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record, available on, follows national standards for security and privacy, is built and maintained by the state, and provides residents a way to view and save their vaccine record.

The digital record system displays the same information as the paper CDC vaccine card and includes a QR code that makes vaccine details readable by a QR scanner. The state developed the digital record system using the SMART Health Card Framework, which is dedicated to improving privacy and security of patient information, making medical records portable, and reducing health care fraud. Businesses that incorporate QR scanning into their own systems must adhere to the SMART Health Card Framework developed by the VCI coalition.

The state’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record is now live and can be accessed here.