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You’ll need your vaccination card to enter restaurants, gyms and other venues across the country. 

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Starting next year, more companies will require you to show proof of vaccination to enter buildings as part of the . But some businesses are already requiring people to show they’ve been fully vaccinated: For instance,  are requiring their employees to get the shot. Also, with the new mandate, employers with 100 or more people will .

While you may be asked to show your vaccination card to enter restaurants or your place of work, you don’t necessarily have to keep the printed version in your wallet. We recommend storing it in your phone to help prevent .

Not sure where to start? We’ll tell you all the ways you can store your vaccine card on your phone — including methods to use if you have an Android phone or iPhone, or if your state has a specific app. Be aware that if you get a , you need to re-upload your vaccine card. For more details about the coronavirus, here’s the latest on  and what to know about . This story was recently updated. 

Which states have vaccination card apps?

Many states have apps that let their residents store vaccine cards on their phones. A few include , , Hawaii,  and Oregon but that’s not all. 

Colorado residents can download the . It requires you to create an account, verify your identity and then add your digital driver’s license to your phone. After you’ve done that, you can then add your myVaccine record to the app. 

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Louisiana’s  takes a similar approach to Colorado’s, allowing you to add your driver’s license and proof of vaccination to your phone. 

California’s implementation requires you to , after which you’ll receive a text message or email with a link to a QR code you can save to your phone. When scanned, the code will offer proof of vaccination. The link will also include a digital copy of your vaccination record. 

Illinois residents can use  to show proof. The app uses Experian for identity verification.

 is another app used by several state health departments to provide a digital copy of your vaccination card. Currently, if you live in Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Washington, West Virginia or Washington, DC, this is the app you’ll use. 

,  and  are also using web portals for residents to access their vaccination status online. 

New Yorkers have two app options, including the app and . 

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for other states that have apps and features to store your COVID-19 vaccine card online. 

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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