PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/11/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081121-2
Subject:
City of Long Beach Provides Guidance on Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination Records
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - Everyone who is vaccinated in California can now request a COVID-19 Vaccination Record. As more industries and organizations start to require proof of vaccination, the City encourages the community to utilize the various services available at no cost to maintain vaccination records. There are three types of official vaccination records.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (white card)

  • Everyone in the United States should be given a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card when they are vaccinated.
  • The white card contains a person's name, date of birth, vaccination dates and the type of vaccine received.
  • Vaccination cards should be kept in a safe place.
  • Take a photo of it or scan it into your phone, or make a photocopy of the card.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Digital Vaccination Record

  • Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov or call 833.422.4255 to request your vaccination record.
  • Be sure to use the email or cell phone number you used when you received your vaccine. It takes less than a minute to complete the request and your record is sent by email or text within seconds.
  • The digital record shows the same information as your CDC vaccine card: name, date of birth, vaccination dates and the type of vaccine you received.
  • The digital record also includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader will display to the reader your name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type.
  • The QR code confirms the vaccine record as an official record of the state of California.
  • Take a screenshot of your record or print it out.
  • Save your digital vaccine record to Google Pay if you have an Android phone. An Apple Wallet version will be available in the future.

California Immunization Registry (CAIR) Vaccination Record

There are two ways to get a copy of all the vaccinations, including COVID-19, that are in your California Immunization Registry (CAIR) record:

  1. Ask your doctor to look up your vaccination record in CAIR and provide you with a copy.
  2. Visit cairweb.org to request your vaccination records directly from CAIR.
  • Wait at least two to three weeks after you are vaccinated before making the request.
  • Complete the online Authorization To Release Form.
  • Have a scan or photo of a current official photo ID ready to upload as the form must be completed in a single session.
  • You will receive an email with your vaccination record. The record can only be requested online and it can only be provided by email.
  • For more information, visit cairweb.org.

In addition to the CDPH COVID-19 vaccination digital record, other kinds of digital records are being used in Los Angeles County. The type depends on the record-keeping system used by the provider who administered the vaccine. Most systems require the person being vaccinated to give an email address and/or cell phone number when they make an appointment or get vaccinated.

Healthvana

  • Healthvana digital records are available to residents of L.A. County (including Long Beach and Pasadena) who have received at least one dose of vaccine (regardless of where they were vaccinated) and anyone who has received at least one dose in L.A. County (regardless of where they live).
  • If you received a vaccine at one of these locations, you should receive an email from vaccine@Healthvana.com and/or a text message from Healthvana with a secure link (most text messages will display as 37586).
  • When you click the link in the email or text, you will be asked to enter your first name, last name, and date of birth to confirm your identity.
  • You can then view your digital vaccination record. You also have the option to download it to a digital wallet (Apple Wallet for iPhones and Google Pay for Android devices).
  • If you don't get the email or text within one month of being vaccinated, visit healthvana.com and select "contact" in the menu to request your record.

City of Los Angeles/Carbon Health

  • The Los Angeles City Fire Department partnered with Carbon Health to provide vaccination at multiple locations in Los Angeles.
  • If you were vaccinated by Carbon Health at any location you can get a digital vaccine record healthpass through the Carbon Health mobile app or website.
  • Log in to patient.carbonhealth.com to access your healthpass.

If you received your vaccinations from a federal agency (e.g., Department of Defense, Indian Health Services or Veterans Affairs), you will need to reach out to those agencies for assistance with your vaccination record.

Vaccination Record Safety Tips

  • Don't post a selfie with your vaccine card.
  • Avoid signing up for independent vaccine-pass apps and websites unless an establishment you are visiting warrants it. That real-looking site or app could be scammers looking for your money or information.
  • Don't share your information with just anyone. Be suspicious of anyone contacting you who says they are from the government. No agency will call, email or text demanding your personal information or money to get a vaccine record.

For more information, visit VaccinateLosAngeles.com, click on "Vaccine" at the top of the page and then click on Vaccination Records.

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