Getting proof of your vaccination

Find out how to access your COVID-19 vaccination records through My Covid Record, and about digital vaccination certificates.

My Covid Record

Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 16 and over can access their COVID-19 vaccination records online through a new website called My Covid Record.

Soon, this will also be where you can download domestic and international digital vaccination certificates, and find your COVID-19 test results.

My Covid Record (external link)

Your vaccination records are available now

My Covid Record is where you can access details of your COVID-19 vaccination. The information comes from the data stored in the national COVID-19 Immunisation Register (CIR).

At the moment, vaccination records will only show if the vaccinations have been administered in New Zealand. These records are for personal reference and cannot be used as proof of vaccination for overseas travel. Digital vaccination certificates will be available at the end of November 2021.

Your NHI number is available now as a QR code

Accessing your NHI number as a QR code will make visiting places like COVID-19 testing sites quick and easy, as it allows us to scan the QR code to identify you. 

COVID-19 test results are coming soon

You will be able to access your most recent COVID-19 test results in My Covid Record. We will be displaying records that are positive or negative, not those that are pending or inconclusive.

If you are aged 12 to 15

People under the age of 16 cannot currently use My Covid Record. If you are aged 12 to 15 and require proof of vaccination (for example, for overseas travel) you can request a confirmation letter from the Ministry of Health.

Vaccination certificates

There will be different vaccination certificates depending on whether you are using them within New Zealand, or for international travel. The QR codes will be different, and your international certificate will have more personal information.

You will be able to either print or save the QR codes on your smartphone in your Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

Domestic digital vaccination certificate

From the end of November, everyone in New Zealand will be able to access a digital vaccination certificate. This will include a QR code, which you can print or save to your phone.

You may be required to show this as proof of vaccination in a range of public settings. This could include:

  • events
  • hospitality
  • retail
  • sport
  • faith-based gatherings.

Requiring vaccination certificates will be optional for many locations.

You will not be required to show proof of vaccination to access supermarkets, pharmacies, health services, food banks and petrol stations.

There will be options available for people who do not have a smartphone or access to a computer.

Exemptions

Children under the age of 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination.

There will be an exemption process to get certification for the small number of people who are unable to get a vaccination for medical reasons.

International digital vaccination certificate 

From December 2021 you will be able to download a digital certificate as proof of vaccination for international travel.

You can choose to print this and carry it in your passport or save it on your phone or laptop. These certificates will meet international standards.

If you need proof of vaccination before the end of November, you can request a letter from Ministry of Health which confirms your vaccination status — this takes up to 10 working days.

Request a vaccination confirmation letter (external link)

How to request proof of your vaccination

If you cannot access My Covid Record, or if you are travelling before vaccination certificates are available, you can request a vaccination letter from the Ministry of Health.

We recommend waiting until you have had 2 doses before requesting a vaccination letter. If you request a letter after your first vaccination, it will only show proof of 1 vaccination.

Requesting proof of vaccination — Ministry of Health (external link)

Vaccination cards

You may receive a purple vaccination card at your first appointment. This is not official proof of your vaccination — it is to remind you when your second appointment is.

So they can be contactless, some vaccination sites are not providing these cards at Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4.

You can find the details of your second appointment through Book My Vaccine or by calling the COVID Vaccine Healthline.

Find your appointment details

How we record your vaccination

When you get vaccinated, we record the details in the national COVID-19 Immunisation Register (CIR).

This includes:

  • your name, birth date, gender and National Health Index (NHI) number
  • your address and contact details
  • details about the vaccination/s you receive
  • any reactions you have to the vaccine.

The CIR will also record if you decide not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID Immunisation Register (CIR) — Ministry of Health (external link)

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