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Approved Companies Offering COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Cards

Last updated November 4, 2021

Valid forms of vaccination proof include a valid photo ID and:

  • Original, copy or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card (or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction); or
  • documentation from a healthcare provider; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California available by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by another State, local, or foregin governmental jurisdictions; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by an approved private company.

The following companies provide digital vaccine cards approved for use by San Francisco businesses:

  • Bindle (businesses using this must also check against photo ID)
  • CLEAR HealthPass
  • CommonPass (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID)
  • MyChart by Epic (a QR code is generated within your account). Examples of healthcare systems that use this system (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID):
  • SFDPH MyChart
  • UCHealth-Colorado
  • UCSF MyChart
  • VaxYes (using their level 2 verification)
  • VXPASS (businesses using this must use VXPASS app/verification webpage and must also check against photo ID)

Businesses may also want to download the SMART Health Card Verifier App, which is free to use as a reader for the QR codes provided by most of these apps.

If you would like to have another third-party vaccine verification application listed here, please submit a request to healthplan@sfcityatty.org.

Your request should address how vaccine records are verified, how the app verifies the identity of the vaccine recipient, and how consumer privacy is maintained. Additionally, please outline how accessibility is achieved including the cost of access for an individual submitting their vaccine record, availability in multiple language and on what platforms the app is available (Android, iOS etc).

 

Safer Return Together

On October 13, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer revised Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together to revise the universal face covering requirement for individuals in indoor public settings to include exemptions as of October 15 for stable groups that are 100% fully vaccinated in some controlled settings that meet certain health requirements. Also, the Order describes the heath and vaccination benchmarks by which the County, in coordination with other Bay Area jurisdictions, will lift the indoor universal face covering requirement. It also maintains face covering requirements in other settings such as public transit, health care facilities, homeless shelters, jails, and schools, consistent with federal and state rules. A Redline is available. C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer. Please see the FAQ for more information on C19-07y.

Note: On June 15, 2021, the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy was replaced by statewide COVID-19 guidance for certain settings. The San Francisco Health Officer's declaration of a health emergency arising from the pandemic will continue to be in effect.