Where can I get a record of my COVID-19 vaccine? Is it a problem if I didn’t get a paper record?

Question: 

Where can I get a record of my COVID-19 vaccine? Is it a problem if I didn’t get a paper record?

Answer: 
It is important after receiving any immunization to have a record of what you have had. This is because just like any other medication, this information may be something you need to refer to in the future.
 
Most people will receive some form of paper immunization record when they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Keep your record of immunization as it contains important information about the date and type of vaccine you receive. If you receive a paper record, please bring that immunization record with you when you get your second dose as well (it may have additional space to write down the second dose information). If you do not receive a paper record, you can also write down your vaccine brand and the date you received the vaccines in your phone or on a piece of paper. You can also ask for a paper record at your second dose appointment.
 
Please note that there is no standardized province wide paper record, and each health authority and or pharmacy may provide their own version.
 
The province keeps an official record that you can check on the Health Gateway. Health Gateway is an online website that provides a single place for B.C. residents to access their health records. By registering for B.C.’s Health Gateway, you will be able to access a digital version of your COVID-19 immunization record. 
 
 
 

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Date last reviewed: 
Friday, May 14, 2021