California rolled out an optional Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal. The portal allows Californians to access a digital copy of their vaccine record.
"The new portal is just- it's so convenient," said Riverside University Health System spokesperson, Jose Arballo Jr. "It tells you the dates you were vaccinated, and it has enough information, and it has the state information on it as well to show that it's legitimate information."
The portal asks for your name, date of birth, and an email or phone number. You'll then make a four-digit pin to view the vaccine record. If the information submitted matches the official record, you'll get a text or email with the link to your digital COVID-19 vaccine record.
"I think it is great for the people that are vaccinated to have on them because you never know if we're gonna have to have that when we walk into a store," said Palm Desert resident, Hillary Kirkyan. "I choose to put this on my phone because I don't want to wear a mask."
If you ever get asked to show proof of vaccination, you have the option to show your digital vaccine record. The link you receive is unique to you and can't be accessed without the pin you created.
Arballo says the digital vaccine record is valid for some travel, but that you might want to check in with the health agencies in the area you're traveling to. You may have to bring the physical record if the digital one isn't accepted.
According to the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal site, if you made multiple vaccination appointments for multiple people with one phone number or email, you can get separate links for each vaccine record if you enter the requests one at a time.
If you have any issues receiving your digital vaccine record, click here or call 833-422-4255.