1 Million Digital Immunization Cards Successfully Created > Washington State Department of Health

For immediate release: February 11, 2022 (22-026)

Contact: Communications from the Ministry of Health

WA Verify reaches a milestone: 1 million digital vaccination cards successfully created

State’s digital tool gives Washingtonians convenient access to their COVID-19 vaccine records

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to share WA Verify, the state’s digital COVID-19 verification registration system, has successfully generated over 1 million QR codes for Washington residents, making it easier and faster for people to deliver digital services. proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

The DOH Office of Innovation and Technology worked closely with partners at MITER, Microsoft, and the State of California to create WAVerify.org (VerificaWA.org). Since its launch in October 2021, WA Verify has created 1,000,057 QR codes and accounts, and currently supports over 40 languages.

“Thanks to WA Verify, Washingtonians across our state have been able to successfully access their digital COVID-19 vaccination records to show proof of vaccination at businesses, restaurants, events, and more. said Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Secretary of Health. “If you haven’t used this tool yet, I strongly encourage you to do so today. It’s simple, quick and convenient – ​​and it allows you to always have proof of your COVID vaccination with you. 19.

WA Verify pulls COVID-19 records from the state 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 verification record. The digital record includes a QR code that, when scanned by a SMART health card reader, displays the person’s COVID-19 vaccination information and can be easily added to Android or iPhone digital wallets or printed on paper.

Those who received an additional dose and/or a booster dose after generating their initial QR code via WA Verify will need to repeat the process to receive an updated QR code that reflects their updated vaccination status. To ensure that updated vaccination information has been submitted to the state vaccination registry, the DOH recommends that individuals wait at least three days after being vaccinated to retrieve their digital verification record and code. QR through WA Verify.

Additional information is available in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the WA Verify website. Those who have questions or need help accessing their immunization records can call the state’s COVID-19 information hotline at 1-800-525-0127, then press #. Language assistance is available.

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