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Alberta Covid Records
Use Alberta Covid Records to get your vaccine record with a QR code. It provides safe access to your personal information when needed to provide proof of vaccination to enter businesses or attend events.
Businesses will use the official AB Covid Records Verifier app to scan your QR code. When the QR code is scanned, it will only display your name, date of birth, and vaccination details. It is not connected to any other health or personal information.
Your vaccine record with QR code will be the only valid proof of vaccination as of November 15.
AB Covid Records Verifier is the only official app approved to scan Alberta vaccine record QR codes to ensure they are authentic. If the record is valid, the app will display a green checkmark and the person's legal name and date of birth.
Download app to device
- Businesses responsible for verifying vaccine records can download the AB Covid Records Verifier app for free from Google Play or the App Store.
- Compatible tablets and mobile devices must run iOS 13 or Android 8 or higher.
- App requires permission to access your device's camera.
- Internet access is not required when scanning QR codes.
- Multiple devices can scan QR codes at the same time to handle large crowds.
Scan Alberta vaccine records
At this time, the verifier app can only scan QR codes from Alberta Covid Records. For out-of-province, First Nation, military or international records, manually verify the printed information on their record and ensure name and birthdate matches their ID.
- Scanning from phone: Have patron turn up brightness on their phone and zoom into the QR code.
- Scanning from paper: Record might not scan if damaged, folded across the QR code, or if printed in small scale or low quality. Manually verify information on the printed portion of record, or ask patron to download new record from alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
- Scanning multiple records: Click "scan next" before going to the next person.
Record valid message
- Patrons' vaccine record meets all requirements. Check name and birthdate against their ID to verify identity.
Record not valid message
- The patron may not yet meet the vaccination requirements.
- If the patron received 3 doses and you're using an iOS device, an updated app is now available to fix issues when scanning records of people who've had 3 doses.
- The patron can show the paper record received at their appointment or printable card without QR code until November 15. Operators must verify the last dose was given at least 14 days prior.
- If the patron feels there is a mistake, they can try downloading a new record from alberta.ca/CovidRecords.
- A patron must be denied entry if they are not able to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours, or a medical exemption.
Other accepted vaccine records
Vaccine records accepted in Alberta
- Alberta vaccine record with QR Code will be the only valid Alberta proof of vaccination accepted by operators participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program as of November 15.
- Paper records from vaccination appointments or previous Alberta vaccine records without QR codes that show name, birthdate, and vaccination type and date will be accepted until November 14.
- Other accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
- Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program must verify the identity of patrons 18 and older by ensuring the name and birthdate on their proof of vaccination record matches their ID to allow entry.
- Examples of accepted personal identification include (photo ID not required):
- birth certificate
- citizenship card
- driver's licence
- government issued identification card
- health care card
- Métis card, Treaty card or Inuit status card
- permanent resident card
- If the patrons' name or birthdate are incorrect, they must correct it using the steps listed in the help section above.
- The verifier app only scans the information contained in the QR code (name, birthdate, vaccination status), it does not have access to any other personal or health information.
- No data, personal information, or analytics will be collected or stored in the app or on the device used to scan QR codes. Read the full privacy statement.
Saving records for re-entry
- Operators and employers should obtain legal advice if they wish to save vaccination records to maintain a list of individuals who can enter and re-enter a facility without showing proof of vaccination each time.
- Personal health information should not be stored onsite.
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