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Digital COVID-19 vaccine records encouraged in Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah — Every day more businesses are joining the trend of requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

One of the latest Utah Businesses to require proof of vaccination is Club Try-Angles in Salt Lake City.

“Hearing from our customer base, a lot of our regulars, they would feel safer if we required this,” said Gene Gieber, the owner of the bar.

Customers can present their physical vaccination record card, a photo of it on their smartphone, or use an app called Docket.

According to the Utah Department of Health, it has been working with them for a little over a year to give people access to their immunization records.

“This is a process called vaccine credentialing and it’s a way for you to get verification of your vaccine status, whether that’s for COVID or other vaccines,” said Jon Reid, the Immunization Program Manager with the Utah Department of Health.

“Since the health care provider is the one that inputs that information, we know it’s linked to you,” said Reid.

According to Utah’s Department of Health, it had audited the technology to make sure it’s secure.

They’re also making this push for digital proof to flush out any fakes.

“Businesses are using the information from the state registry over the COVID-19 card because there have been so many issues with COVID-19 cards, with people losing them, even some fraudulent ones out there,” Reid said.

If your COVID-19 vaccination record does not show up in the system, you can go back to the health care provider where you got it and ask them to resubmit it.

You can also call the state’s vaccine hotline (1-800-275-0659) if you need any extra help.

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