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Minnesota residents can now access their immunization records, including for COVID, in an app

The state's Department of Health unveiled the new option Wednesday.

Minnesota residents can now access their full immunization records, including for COVID-19, through a smartphone app.

The app, called Docket, draws the information from the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) — a confidential system that electronically stores vaccination records. MIIC is not new, and in fact has existed in its current form since 2002. Before that, vaccination records in the state were kept in separate regional systems.

The state's Department of Health (MDH) announced the availability of Minnesota immunization records Wednesday, saying the app "combines all immunizations a person has received into a single record, even if they were given by different health care providers in Minnesota."

Docket is available on the Apple and Android app stores, and requires users to verify certain information before allowing them to search for immunization records. It shows both completed immunizations and ones that are overdue, according to MIIC records. (So if you previously lived in a different state, Docket's information likely won't be complete.)

“We recognize the importance of having a secure and convenient way to find, view, and share your and your family’s immunization records, such as needing records for school or child care,” said MDH Infectious Disease Division Director Kris Ehresmann in the announcement. 

Anyone has been able to request vaccination records by submitting a request to MIIC. Those that don't want to use the app can still use this previously existing method. 

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But MDH said it has seen a huge jump in demand for vaccination records. People have submitted more than 33,000 requests this year alone, and more than half of those (19,000) have come since July 1.

In 2020 MDH had about 12,000 of these requests, and the year prior, 13,000. People now were waiting weeks to get their requested records. 

Docket is approved by the CDC, and two other states (New Jersey and Utah) also use it.

The app's rollout comes as more and more education systems, employers, entertainment venues and others institute COVID vaccination requirements. Oftentimes, individuals had to make sure they didn't lose or damage their paper vaccine verification card, which was the main method of proving immunization.

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