Manitobans who have been hit with a jab of COVID-19 vaccine can now access their immunization records online, the province announced Thursday.
The online-based information portal will display individual vaccine records, which will be available to be viewed and printed, and can be found using the same Shared Health portal used to obtain COVID-19 test results. The province is viewing it as a stopgap until immunization cards are available.
“We know many Manitobans have asked for their COVID-19 vaccination information from our public health offices,” Health Minister Heather Stefanson said in a release. “The new online portal will make this easier for all eligible Manitobans until a more permanent immunization card is available.”
To access your immunization records, individuals will need their valid Manitoba Health Card and a personal email address. For those without Internet access or a health card number, they can continue to call public health to access their information.
The province said that, in most cases, records will be available 48 hours post-immunization, but warned it can take up to seven days for the information to become available.
Stefanson said a secure immunization card is in development and will be available to Manitobans beginning this spring.
The minister also warned employers and other parties against requesting proof of immunization for any purpose.