Manitoba is now offering an immunization card for people who are fully immunized.
When you request your immunization card, a digital card that you can carry on your mobile device will be created automatically. If you request a physical card, it should arrive in the mail within two weeks. These cards will include your first and last names and a QR code. When scanned, the QR code will show that you are fully vaccinated.
To be eligible to request your immunization card:
- you must have received all required doses of a vaccine (that means for Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca, you require two doses)
- you must wait 14 days after getting your last dose of vaccine
For those with a Manitoba health card, order your immunization card online:
Register to create your account and enter the required information – name, birthdate, health card registration number and Personal Health Information Number (PHIN). If you wish to have a physical card mailed to the address on your Manitoba health card, be sure to check the box before you submit your request.
NOTE: if the address on your Manitoba health card is not your current mailing address, go to www.gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/forms.html to update your address. Once you receive your new Manitoba health card, you can request your immunization card.
For those without a Manitoba health card:
Individuals can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) to speak with an agent, who will provide a client identification number for the digital version of the card. The agent can also request a physical card on behalf of callers.1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222)
Download the Manitoba Immunization Card App on your Apple or Android smartphone. Once downloaded and set-up is complete the app will allow you to access your digital card when not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data service. As with the physical card, the app will only show the person’s first and last names and a QR code. When scanned by the Manitoba Immunization Verifier app, the QR code will confirm that the person is fully vaccinated. To download the mobile app, visit the Apple itunes store or the Google Play store.
Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC)
In addition to Manitoban’s immunization card, the Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC) is available for fully vaccinated Manitobans for domestic travel and upon entry into Canada when returning from abroad.
Individuals who currently have a digital Manitoba immunization card or are eligible for one can visit immunizationcard.Manitoba.ca to request their PVC, or visit here for more information. It will then be emailed as a PDF (which can be printed) or saved digitally.
Manitoba’s immunization card app will be updated in November to include the PVC, so individuals will be able to choose which information they share to verify immunization status. The province’s verifier app will also be updated in November to read the QR code on the national card. This means businesses and other venues will check an individual’s immunization status the same way, as the federal card becomes more widely used.
It is strongly recommended that individuals continue to use Manitoba’s immunization card while in the province. The PVC includes more information, such as date of birth, date of immunization and the brand of vaccine received. Manitoba’s immunization card contains no personal health information, which better protects privacy.
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