DC Launches Electronic Access to Vaccine Records

It's Not A Vaccine Passport --But It's Proof of Your COVID Vaccine in Your Pocket

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MyIR is intended to provide electronic access to vaccination records. Screenshot [edited for privacy]. myirmobile.com

It’s not a vaccine passport –but it’s proof you’ve had your COVID vaccine that’s pretty much always in your pocket. And your other vaccinations, as well.

On Monday, DC Health announced the launch of DC MyIR, a web-based portal that gives District residents access to their official COVID-19 vaccination records.

The portal, found at myir.dc.gov, allows users to view and print official copies of their vaccination records, and their dependents’ records, at any time.

The portal was developed through a partnership between DC Health with support from the UD Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DC MyIR provides residents the opportunity to access digital immunization records contained in CDC’s Immunization Gateway (IZ Gateway).

While DC Health is immediately focused on ensuring that District residents have their COVID-19 vaccination records available at their disposable, the agency hopes to expand the portal’s use to make full immunization records and other health-related information available for residents and families without needing to contact their health provider.

Users register themselves through a relatively short process. DC MyIR utilizes a two-step verification process to match the user’s information in order to locate an exact match in the immunization registry. Users can also add dependents under the age of 18 to their DC MyIR account.

Once a registered account is verified, vaccination records will available for users to view and print on demand. The certified vaccination records provided by the portal will be accepted by places that require proof of immunization.

While DC Health is immediately focused on ensuring that District residents have their COVID-19 vaccination records available at their disposable, the agency hopes to expand the portal’s use to make full immunization records and other health-related information available for residents and families without needing to contact their health provider.

But not everyone’s vaccination records will show up right away, DC Health noted, citing a delay in reporting. Vaccines from private pharmacies such as Walgreen or Grubbs may also show up later. If you received your vaccination out of state, that record may not yet be connected in the system, and there is not yet a timeline for when it will be. Some folks report difficulty connecting their children to their account.

If you have trouble registering for MyIR, the system asks you to fill out a form giving it permission to seek your records that is housed in Google Forms. District officials said “DC MyIR is HIPPA-compliant and records are only available to authorized users.”

Residents may also not able to access their COVID-19 vaccination records through MyIR’s matching process due to one of the following reasons:

  • Their information (e.g. name, date of birth, phone number and/or address) may be different or is not up to date in MyIR’s system
  • The person opted out of MyIR when they received their COVID-19 vaccination and chose not to share their records

Those who experience problems accessing their COVID-19 vaccination records in MyIR, are advised to check with their vaccine provider to ensure their information is correct and to update their records.

District residents who received their COVID-19 vaccination in a different jurisdiction may experience a delay in seeing their COVID-19 vaccination record within MyIR. Currently, there is no date as to when out of jurisdiction COVID-19 vaccination records will be available.

For more information, visit dchealth.dc.gov/page/dc-myir.