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Published On: September 1st, 2021|755 words|2.6 min read|
VHA Digital Media
Whether you qualify for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine and need to make an appointment or you’re just trying to get into your favorite restaurant, there’s a chance that you will need to prove your COVID-19 vaccination status. While you can carry your CDC vaccination card (or a photo of it), here’s how to get a copy of your VA COVID-19 vaccine records online.
The best way to access your medical records depends on the type of online account you have and if you want to get your records on your mobile device. Do not register for a new account if you already have a Basic or Advanced My HealtheVet account.
Get your records from My HealtheVet with a premium account
If you have a premium My HealtheVet account, you can download or share a copy of your vaccine records through My HealtheVet. This option works best on a desktop or laptop.
Sign in to My HealtheVet with your premium account.
Click on Health Records.
Click on either VA Blue Button Report or VA Health Summary. You can choose either or both.
Download or share your information.
For VA Blue Button: Select a date range to include in your report. For the type of information, select VA Immunizations. Your report will list each dose of your COVID-19 vaccine separately. After you submit your request, you’ll receive links to a PDF and a plain text version of your report to download.
For VA Health Summary: To get started, select Immunizations from the table of contents. You can’t edit the date range or type of vaccine information you want to include in the report. After you submit your request, you’ll receive links to a PDF and an XML file version of your report to download. Each file will contain a list of all your immunizations. An XML file can be read by computers.
Once connected, you can then access and share your vaccine records from the app on your mobile device.
View your records on your mobile device with a connected app
With an online account, you can connect and share your VA health records to a non-VA connected (or third-party) health app. Once connected, you can then access and share your vaccine records from the app on your mobile device.
Follow these steps to connect and share your records to an app:
Find the app you want to use, like Apple Health for iPhone or CommonHealth for Android devices, on the app store for your mobile device.
When the app prompts you to connect your VA account, it will ask you to sign in.
Sign in with your preferred account: My HealtheVet, DS Logon, or ID.me. If you don’t have one of these accounts, you can create a verified ID.me account now.
Review the information the app is requesting to access. If you’re comfortable sharing that information, click “allow access.”
If you get an “unreadable data” message: This means the connected app has access to your information but doesn’t use it in its interface. This is nothing to worry about. If you have questions about this, send feedback directly to the app.
More helpful information
Connected apps FAQs – Get answers to common questions about third-party connected websites and applications.
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