The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their Covid-19 vaccination record. Vax Verify can be accessed at idphportal.Illinois.gov.
In a press release, IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said, “ As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm using Vax Verify that they have been vaccinated for Covid-19. With the current surge in cases, more people are making the decision to get a Covid-19 vaccine and this new tool will aid residents in confirming their vaccination where needed.”
Immunization records are kept confidential and only the individual can access their vaccination history. Parents should talk with their child’s provider to confirm their vaccination status. Some individuals with very common names will need to take additional steps to securely prove their identities.
Go to vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 to find Covid-19 vaccine locations near you.