Digital Vaccine Record
Your Digital Vaccine Record (DVR) is an electronic vaccination record from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) and is an official record of the state of California.
There are two types of records you can access from the DVR Portal:
- COVID-19 QR code that (when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader) will display the same information as your paper CDC vaccine card: your name, date of birth, vaccination dates, and vaccine type.
- Record of all your vaccinations that were reported by pharmacies and healthcare providers to CAIR. Note that your historical vaccination records may not have been reported to CAIR.
You may also continue to use other types of records as proof of vaccination, such as a digital or paper record from your health care provider or pharmacy.
Once you’ve completed your request, you will receive a link delivered to the email or mobile phone number associated with the vaccination record. * You have 24 hours from the time you receive the link to access your Digital Vaccine Record. After entering the four-digit PIN you created when submitting your request, you will see your vaccination information, including your name, date of birth, vaccination groups, dates, and vaccine manufacturers. For digital COVID-19 only requests, you will also receive a scannable QR code confirming your vaccination record is authentic.
* Note: If you are an iPhone user, you may need to check the “Unknown Senders” message folder of your iMessages, if your configuration includes it.
To find your record, try re-entering your information with a different email or mobile number. If your record still isn’t found, contact your provider to update your vaccination record or request a review of your record through the Virtual Assistant. You'll be notified of our findings and follow-up actions, generally within a week.
If the information on your Digital Vaccine Record (DVR) is incorrect (e.g., missing dose, wrong dates, or incorrect brand), you may need to request review of your vaccination record. You can contact your provider to update your record or submit a request through the Virtual Assistant . You will be notified of our findings and follow-up actions, generally within a week.
If you were vaccinated outside of California, you may request that your California provider submit your doses to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). You may upload vaccine records as proof of vaccination to the Virtual Assistant to help in our review of your vaccination record. For COVID-19 vaccines, you may upload a copy of your CDC card.
If you are a healthcare provider that is currently enrolled in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), you can submit data or make necessary updates to a patient's record for missing or incorrect vaccination history.
If you have questions about CAIR, submitting data to CAIR, or other related questions, visit how to join California's Immunization Registry for more information.
To learn more about reporting requirements, visit the California Immunization Registry FAQs.
Yes. You have 24 hours from the time you receive the link to enter your four-digit PIN and access your Digital Vaccine Record (DVR). If you forget your pin or don’t retrieve your DVR within 24 hours of receiving the link, you can start over and create a PIN at the DVR portal .
NOTE: Once you've accessed your DVR and saved it, new vaccinations will not automatically update to your record. You will need to go back to DVR and obtain your records again to get the updated information.
When you request a review of your record through the Virtual Assistant , you will be asked to verify your identity. ID.me provides secure digital identity verification to make sure you are you—and not someone pretending to be you.
Follow the steps to create an ID.me account or log in with an existing account. Once you have successfully verified your identity, you may complete your request.
Yes. Requesting a vaccination record does not provide instant access to your Digital Vaccine Record (DVR). The link to your DVR requires a PIN that you create and is sent only to the mobile number or email associated with your vaccine record. To protect your privacy, the QR code on your digital COVID-19 record can only be scanned and read by a SMART Health Card-compliant device.