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Massachusetts Residents Can Access COVID Vaccine Record Online With New Tool Launched By State

BOSTON (CBS) -- Massachusetts has launched a tool that will help residents access their COVID vaccine history online. The electronic record shows the same information that is on the paper vaccine card.

The "My Vax Records" tool is on the state's website. Enter a person's name, date of birth, and phone number or email associated with their vaccine record and make a 4-digit PIN. There will then be a link to your vaccine record that you can reopen with the PIN. Once the SMART Health Card is received, users are able to save the QR code to their phone, such as the Apple Wallet, screenshot the information and save it to their phone's photos,

"This will provide residents with another tool to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, should it be requested by businesses, local governments, or other entities," said a press release from the Baker administration.

"The benefit of this digital vaccine card is that it is your information downloaded onto your phone, if you chose to do so -- or your device whatever device it is you download to -- and it's not just your COVID vaccination history, you can get your entire vaccination history. And if you haven't gotten boosted and you do get boosted at some point, that data will add automatically and you'll be able to download it again and update your information," Gov. Charlie Baker said.

Users who can't find or have an incomplete record should either contact their health care provider or contact the Massachusetts Immunization Information System team to update their records.

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