State Launches Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Records To Be Used In Lieu Of Paper Cards

June 18, 2021 14:00 pm · 37 comments

Vaccinated state residents can now access their vaccine record digitally through a tool introduced Friday by the state’s Department of Public Health and Department of Technology.

The digital record can be accessed at and requires residents to input their name, date of birth, phone number or email address and a four-digit PIN.

Users will then receive a link to their digital record, which has the same information as the physical Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination record card given out when people receive their shots, as well as a QR code that can be scanned to show the same information.

Officials with the two departments stressed that the digital record would not be used as a so-called vaccine passport and is an alternative way for vaccinated residents to confirm their status when entering a business or event.

“More than 22 million Californians are now at least partially vaccinated, with nearly 20 million fully vaccinated,” state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan said Friday in a briefing on the tool.

“The odds are someone is going to misplace their paper CDC card and the digital COVID-19 vaccine record provides a convenient backup,” Pan said.

The CDT’s Office of Enterprise Technology designed the tool in-house, according to the office’s Deputy Director Rick Klau.

Klau also noted that QR code readers will only be able to see the information present on the digital vaccine card and will not be able to store that information.

“They will see as if they were looking at the CDC card but it does not permit the creation of a copy of that information for storage,” Klau said.

The state also has no plans to launch its own mobile app that would verify vaccine record QR codes, Klau said, although state officials are in talks about the possibility of a trusted QR code verification system that is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which oversees the security of credit and debit cards.

Vaccinated people who need to correct or update their vaccination record can do so at or contact the state’s COVID-19 hotline at (833) 422-4255.

qwerty June 18, 2021 at 2:14 PM

So the government can track your vaccine status, your DMV status, tax payments status…the IRS knows if you underpaid your taxes by $8.38…but lawful voter ID requirements infringe on voter’s rights? Fix the voting laws!

Dee June 18, 2021 at 3:48 PM


Freedom Lover June 18, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Spot on!

qwerty June 18, 2021 at 8:57 PM

Truth is…both Dems and Repubs want to keep voter ID laws unresolved, so each party can use it as a rally cry. If I need an ID to board a plane, then I need an ID to vote. If I need an ID to check-in to a hotel room, then I need an ID to vote. If I need an ID to buy liquor, then I need an ID to vote. If I need an ID to enter a bar, then I need an ID to vote. If I need an ID to rent a car then I need an ID to vote…and the list goes on…

ThatGirl June 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM

BINGO… you nailed it!

Voter ID please!

JRocks June 18, 2021 at 2:23 PM

“The odds are”, the State of California is going tp screw this up.

remember June 18, 2021 at 2:28 PM

so it begins!!!

Dorothy June 18, 2021 at 2:38 PM

I took a picture of my vaccination card, both sides. I don’t expect to even need it.

Anon June 18, 2021 at 2:43 PM

Just say NO to “Vaccine Passports”.

Just like “Contract tracing” was a Failure. So will this overreach and HIPAA violation.

ERas June 18, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Ok, you (and many more under educated people) really need to read about what HIPAA (at least you spelled it correctly) is actually for.

Long story short, it keeps hospitals, doctors, insurance agencies, etc. from sharing your information without your consent. It however DOES NOT cover you sharing or being asked to share your medical history.

So showing someone this QR code / vaccination card when they ask is NOT a HIPPA violation. You don’t have to show them anything, just like (as a private company on private land) they don’t have to let you in.

Sancho Panza June 18, 2021 at 10:37 PM

Thanks for schooling us common folk…what a quandary businesses will be in as I say none of your business about my vaccination status and don’t let them into my wallet! This has already happened, and guess what? They let me in…

ERas June 19, 2021 at 12:30 AM

@Sancho Panza, No problem, anytime.

Anon June 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM

ERas aka the wannabe “fact checker” of Claycord.

WC---Creeker June 18, 2021 at 2:59 PM

…” and is an alternative way for vaccinated residents to confirm their status when entering a business or event.”

Oh man, I want to go to that big concert… Did I ever get a vaccine??? Let me sign on to that website and check…

ERas June 18, 2021 at 4:05 PM

The website is just a QR code to show proof that you actually got the shots, same as the card, its not a reminder if you got it… unless you have memory loss…

RANDOM TASK June 18, 2021 at 3:02 PM

wow the scumminess of the newcum has no bounds it appears

so yes everyone welcome to germany
step right up and register
to get your chance at the big wheel and have the newscum pull your name and spin the wheel

well its rigged for his friends and backers to win but anyways

yes step us and get your number we will emblazen it patriotically on your arm for free yes free….and if your the first 5 million you will get a 15 dollar starbucks card …yes really

now that you have registered we will be doing lotteries to see who gets to be moved to better districts that suit you and like kind and minded people

we have built buildings for you to share with all your like minded friends and will be oh whats that dem word again <> yeah that one
to stay in your section and not venture to others as your not to fraternize with other buildings as to not cause panic or harm

also we will be ensuring that everyone is accepted into our new warehouses where you will work a 10 hr shift in the effort to support your new fatherland
but dont worry you are a 1/4 of a fraction of a percent owner and are allowed all the benefits that it contains to your new socialist regime per chinas government control

welcome to the new world

patrol of your building will commence immediately so stay in your rooms unless going to your shared ownership factory

yay congrats you won …..

chuckie the troll June 18, 2021 at 3:08 PM

Anyone want to place a wager on how long it takes for this database to be hacked? It’s almost like they are doing this on purpose. This is Kleptofornica at its best* (your results may vary).

I count myself fortunate to have received the vaccine in a free state where this sort of nonsense would be met with torches and pitch forks.

Bella June 18, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Like having the digital record as well. Done.

Cellophane June 18, 2021 at 3:21 PM

When people first started getting Social Security Numbers the government said those numbers would never be used for Identification.

LOL. That didn’t work out all the well.

Covid passports are going to be mandatory very soon.

You won’t be able to leave your home without one.

The passport will include a lot of other information, information people used to believe was confidential.

Does anyone remember HIPPA?

That’s obviously gone now.

Now we’ll all have to have a digital format for when some guy in uniform and carrying a gun says,

Show me your papers.

ERas June 18, 2021 at 4:17 PM

1. its HIPAA, not HIPPA
2. HIPAA DOES NOT cover you sharing or being asked to share YOUR information. It covers Hospitals, doctors, insurance agencies, etc. from sharing your information without your consent.

Bob June 18, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Your papers, please

Randy June 18, 2021 at 3:43 PM

… I tried… entered correct information several ways and always responded that my data doesn’t match their records… gave a link to follow – their server denied access… tried the help desk live telephone folks…. they can’t do anything… no suggestion other than try again… told I did that several times…. no help…. another “failure to launch” Newsom 🙁

Fred June 18, 2021 at 3:57 PM

So the magas are afraid this is some kind of tracking device. Yet they had no problem with the Real ID.

Oh, please June 18, 2021 at 4:38 PM

So, you have to register and PROVE you had a vaccine… but you still don’t have to show proof of who you are to vote? Hmmm.

Anon June 19, 2021 at 3:34 PM

Last I checked, Real ID & Tracking devices are two different things entirely. Weak comparison.

Aunt Barbara June 18, 2021 at 4:06 PM

Thanks to all the guinea pigs!

S.A. June 18, 2021 at 4:12 PM

For the sake of your own future, please DO NOT re-elect Newsom in the fall. Forget your beliefs (Democrats know exactly what you want to hear and they will promise you mountains of gold), we need to vote every single Democrat out of office, if they will allow us to have anything that resembles honest elections.

Martinezmike June 18, 2021 at 6:34 PM

Why can’t we all wear arm bands, or get tattoos?

Chicken Little June 19, 2021 at 8:15 AM

This. Just tattoo the QR code on your forehead so you won’t have to worry about carrying your phone.

Just me June 18, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Watch this from Dr. Robert Malone (Inventor mRNA Vaccines)

The Fearless Spectator June 18, 2021 at 6:54 PM

Won’t this make it more difficult for people to get their third, fourth, fifth, and sixth injection with accompanied $50 gift card?
Sounds racist.

jjshawk June 18, 2021 at 10:08 PM

I’ll carry the card. Just say no to digital!

theunforgiven June 19, 2021 at 4:49 AM

No stores are enforcing/checking anyone’s vaccine identification for those not wearing masks to make sure. You really think they are gonna hire someone to sit at the door and verify every single person that comes in without a mask if they indeed got the vaccine… yeah right…

Open Up June 19, 2021 at 9:03 AM

What’s really funny is what about the people that have already had the ‘Vid? They have natural immunity. Will there be an electronic record of their positive ‘vid test that they can show businesses that they’re immune now? Oh wait, big pharma doesn’t like natural immunity.

I’m actually not surprised that the People’s Republic of Commifornia is the first state to have a jab passport.

Sancho Panza June 19, 2021 at 10:36 AM

Let’s just save everyone the trouble and institute the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy from the Clinton Administration.

redrazor June 19, 2021 at 11:18 AM

OMG! I watched that whole video (all 15 mins.) and I am sooo glad I didn’t get the jab! All the Guinee pigs that got it are in for a long worrisome ride for many years to come, it looks like. I only hope my friends and loved ones that did get it don’t experience any of the long-term side effects. Please do yourselves a favor and watch the video clip that Just me attached in his post. Here it is:

Bad Nombre June 19, 2021 at 3:39 PM

What a worthless graph! The units are in volume (mLs) although it is supposedly showing concentration (which would be some unit per volume) over time (for only 48 hours). Malone seems to know that it is all misleading.

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