MDH announces new app to provide proof of vaccine

ST PAUL, Minn. — A new mobile app has arrived in Minnesota, which gives residents easy access to their immunization records through their phones.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) unveiled a partnership with a free app called “Docket” on Wednesday, which will give Minnesotans a quicker, easier way to safely view their immunization record, including the COVID-19 vaccine. This app comes as a growing number of Minnesota businesses and venues are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter their doors.

“We recognize the importance of having a secure and convenient way to find, view, and share your and your family’s immunization records, such as needing records for school or child care,” MDH Infectious Disease Division Director Kris Ehresmann said in a release. “The Docket app gives Minnesotans a digital option to access their immunization history in MIIC (Minnesota Immunization Information Connection), check what vaccines you or your children may be due for, and see what vaccines you may need in the future. This is vital to making sure people are protected from preventable diseases.”

According to a press release from MDH, the app, which is entirely voluntary, will provide a record of every immunization a person has received in Minnesota. The app will provide a PDF of the immunization record that can be saved on each user’s phone or mobile device.

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