California officials on Friday introduced a new system saying that California residents can now access a digital vaccine card through the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website. It’s a new use of technology for the California DemoNazis to ask, “Papers, please. Can vee see your papers, please?”
As residents who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 should have received a paper card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) giving details of when and where they got the jab, state officials said an electronic option will give residents an alternative to tell the world about your personal medical history.
HIPPA? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ HIPPA!
While DPH “recommends that vaccinated Californians keep their paper CDC card in a safe and secure place, we recognize that some people might prefer an electronic version,” state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan noted in a statement. “And if one of the state’s nearly 20 million vaccinated Californians misplaces their paper card, the digital COVID-19 vaccine record provides a convenient backup.”
On Friday, Pan told reporters during a call that sports complexes, entertainment venues, and other businesses can use the cards to prove that someone has been vaccinated. She threw in a bonus that the digital cards can also be used for travel to other countries that require proof of vaccination.
California mandates that venues holding indoor events with over 5,000 people act as an agent of the state of California to verify that their customers are vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19. There are no state requirements for any other types of events or businesses for vaccination status verifications. That’s probably because Democrats are mainly out to stop Americans from having a good time. When you think about it, it makes about as much sense as when Democrats would shut down church services for COVID-19 but said that protesting on the streets by the thousands without masks or social distancing was just fine.
The system that provides the electronic cards is accessible through myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. On the website, residents will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, and an email or cellphone number they used when getting their vaccine.
“The tool is a convenient option for Californians who received a COVID-19 vaccination to access their record from the state’s immunization registry systems,” the California Department of Public Health said in a press release.
Residents who visit the site will also have to create a personal identification number (PIN) that can then be used to access a digital copy of their vaccination record, as well as a scannable QR code.
Amy Tong, the state’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and director of the California Department of Technology, said in a statement, “We worked with CDPH, tech industry leaders and consulted with California’s top businesses, service and event purveyors to create a system that works well for all sectors.”
She added, “We achieved our goal to quickly produce an intuitive portal that offers Californians another way, and an easier way, to access their own COVID-19 immunization history.”
Under California’s reopening guidelines, when someone wants to attend an event with over 5,000 people they can also show documentation of a negative coronavirus test to get in.
“Not all of the vaccine records in that database include contact information, which means some people may have trouble accessing their digital cards,” Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTO) Rick Klau said. He said that California residents who have any trouble accessing their records online should call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 833-422-4255.
These new digital cards will show the same data as the white paper CDC cards: the person’s name, date of birth, vaccine date, and the vaccine manufacturer.
The electronic cards use the QR codes to store an official digital “signature” from the state that will confirm that the record is legitimate. QR stands for “quick response.”
Vaccinated California residents can screenshot their card and save it to their phone to show as well, according to the Department of Public Health press release.