Albertans will be able to print a card to use as proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting Thursday.
The card can be accessed online for Albertans 14 years of age and older through MyHealth Records via an internet browser or the MyHealth Records app on a phone or tablet, the government announced in a Tuesday news release.
“More Albertans are signing up for this tool every day to access their health information, and if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to sign up now,” Health Minister Tyler Shandro said in the release.
To create a MyHealth Records account, Albertans need to go to alberta.ca/mhr and must already have a MyAlberta Digital ID.
Those who don’t have a MyAlberta Digital ID can sign up for one at account.alberta.ca using a provincial driver’s licence or identification card.
Parents and caregivers of Albertans under 14 can contact the pharmacy or physician’s office where they received the vaccine or call 811 to obtain proof of vaccination.
Anyone requiring assistance accessing the printable card can call the MyHealth Records support line at 1-844-401-4016 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
For issues with My Alberta Digital ID, Albertans can contact the support line at 1- 844-643-2789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alberta government is also working on making proof of vaccination available through a digital QR code, which is expected to launch in the coming weeks.
Although the government has not announced plans for a vaccine passport system as other provinces have, some businesses, institutions and venues are requiring proof of vaccination as cases and hospitalizations continue to soar amid the fourth wave.
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