Tool to prove you're vaccinated as more venues make it mandatory

The Michigan Immunization Portal allows adults access to their records online

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Pictured is the homepage of the Michigan Immunization Portal site.

Pictured is the homepage of the Michigan Immunization Portal site.

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A new online service will help Michigan residents ages 18 or older to more easily access their immunization records.

With new vaccine mandates in place and more on the way, people who wish to visit some gyms, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues will need to prove they're inoculated against COVID-19.

As the need to prove you got the shot becomes prevalent, the Michigan Immunization Portal, created by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, allows adults with immunization records posted in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, including COVID-19 vaccination, access to their own record online. The record can be downloaded, saved or printed.

The portal was funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant dollars and was launched in mid-August. There is no cost to access and use the portal.

“We want to make sure Michiganders are able to access their vaccination records as easily as possible as this is important health information,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director, in a news release. “The Michigan Immunization Portal allows them to find their record from their computer or smart phone and save a copy for their records. This will also allow anyone who has misplaced their COVID-19 vaccination card to print a record of their vaccination.”

To ensure that people are only able to access their own immunization records, residents must create a MiLogin account here and upload a valid government issued photo ID like a driver's license, state ID or passport.

It's important to note that immunizations provided in another state may not be included in your record in the portal. If your immunization record can't be located, records can still be requested from a physician's office or local health department.

As the portal is only available for those 18 years or older, parents won't be able to download their child's immunization records. Parents can contact their child's medical provider or local health department to get a copy.