IDPH is launching Vax Verify allowing residents to check immunizations

IDPH is launching Vax Verify allowing residents to check immunizations

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Stacy Winston, right, receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Cody Killion, relief manager and medical assistant for HRSupport, during a COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinic hosted by the City of Springfield and the Illinois Dept. of Public Health at the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Ill., Friday, July 30, 2021. "It seems like it's mutating and I'm worried about it," said Winston who was getting the vaccine to protect himself as he has preexisting medical conditions, but also to protect his children. "I have six kids and I have three under the age that they can't get the shot yet." [Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register]

The Illinois Department of Public Health is launching a new immunization portal that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record. 

The tool, Vax Verify, will be helpful as more businesses, events, organizations and others require proof of vaccination, said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. 

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“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,” she said.

Illinois State Fair concert goers with tickets for the Grandstand track area will be required to provide a print or digital copy of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. 

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