Those who got a shot at an L.A. County-run site can carry a digital vaccination record

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You may be jubilant after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine -- but don't post your vaccination card on social media sites. (File/Getty)

You may be jubilant after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine — but don’t post your vaccination card on social media sites. (File/Getty)

Some Los Angeles County residents who have received their COVID-19 vaccine are now able to easily access their vaccination information digitally. 

Those who received their vaccine at any of the county’s sites can connect their information with Healthvana, where they can easily access their digital vaccination record. iPhone users can also add this digital record to their Apple Wallet for easy access.

And patients using Healthvana can receive text or email updates when it’s time for their second dose, if they received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. 

Healthvana’s website also indicates that the organization’s patient support team can assist people with updates to their records including spelling errors or changes to dates of birth.

After being vaccinated, patients usually receive a white card. Dr. Paul Simon, chief science officer with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, says it is a good idea to take a photo of this card as another form of record in the case that the card gets misplaced.

If you can’t provide a phone number or email at the time of your vaccination, you won’t be able to access your information online. 

And if you receive your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a county location but get your second in a different location, your record may show only one dose. Simon suggests taking your white vaccination card to the second location to ensure it gets filled out, and then provide this information to your health care provider.

You can contact your health provider or the location where you received your vaccine for information on how to get your record digitally. 

California residents can also visit the state’s vaccination registry to request a copy of their vaccination record. 

As of Thursday, all California residents 16 and older became eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

Those seeking to be vaccinated must make an appointment and bring a photo ID, proof that they either live or work in L.A. County and proof that they are over the age of 16. A government issued ID is not necessary, and you don’t need to be a U.S. citizen to receive the vaccine.

Click here for more information on how to get a vaccine appointment in Southern California.

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