California just launched a new way for you to keep track of your vaccination status online with the "Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record." You can sign up by logging onto myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov, then just enter your name, birthday, email, phone number and create a 4-digit pin. Once you complete those steps, you'll be sent a digital version of your vaccination record that has the same information on it as the CDC card you already have. You'll also get a QR code that can be scanned as your proof of vaccination to enter a venue, business or country that requires it. Since this is just a QR code, you can pull it up as needed. California epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan in a press release,
"While CDPH recommends that vaccinated Californians keep their paper CDC card in a safe and secure place, we recognize that some people might prefer an electronic version. And if one of the state's nearly 20 million vaccinated Californians misplaces their paper card, the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record provides a convenient backup."
This is basically taking your physical vaccination card and digitalizing it so it's easy access for you. Governor Newsom said, "It's not a requirement. It's just the ability now to have an electronic version of that paper version."
Hawaii and New York at the only states so far that has implemented any form of vaccine passport.
What do you think about this electronic version of your vaccination card? Do you think it will come in handy?
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