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COVID-19: Proving My Vaccination Status

How can I prove my vaccination status?

There are several legally acceptable methods:

  1. You can carry your physical vaccination card (HHS/CDC version), which you received at the time you got your shots. If you do so, consider having it laminated.
  2. You can use Louisiana’s digital driver’s license app, LA Wallet, to digitally display your COVID-19 vaccination status (LA Wallet is available here: https://lawallet.com/.)
  3. You can register with Louisiana’s online vaccine registry, MyIR, and have the option to either print or digitally display a COVID-19 vaccine status. You can access MyIR here.
  4. Finally, you could go to your healthcare provider and ask them to print a copy of your vaccination records on their official letterhead, with a date and signature, just as you would for a child’s vaccination status for their schools or daycares.

Below are some sample images of vaccination records that you can use to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status:

Listed below are some of the most frequent challenges our fellow citizens have experienced, and a quick on how they can be resolved.

How do I replace a lost or damaged CDC vaccination card?

Contact the vaccine provider. They will have your records on file, and will be able to fill a new card out for you. If you received your vaccination at a site which is no longer in operation, your local parish health unit or primary care physician will be able to access your records on Louisiana’s Immunization Information System, LINKS. Please be sure that all details entered are a match for your Louisiana driver’s license or state ID, including name, DOB, address, and zip code, or you will not be able to download your vaccination status to LA Wallet.

If I was vaccinated in another state and lost my card, how can I get another one?

If you received one or both of your doses in another state, you will need to contact that state’s Immunization Information System, and have them provide you with a copy of your vaccination details. You can then provide that to your doctor or parish health unit, and have them enter your information into LINKS.

Once your information has been entered in LINKS, it will be visible to you on the MyIR website.

You can register or log into MyIR to see all of your Louisiana vaccination records, and print out a copy of your records, which will also serve as proof of vaccination status. You can access MyIR here.

I can’t get my COVID-19 vaccination status to display on the LA Wallet Application. What should I do?

There are a number of reasons why this might be the case. The most common issue is information displayed on your driver’s license or state ID that is not an exact match for the information that was entered into your vaccination record. For example, if your name is shown as Robert on your driver’s license, but Bob on your vaccine card, LA Wallet will not be able find your data – the system is looking for exactly what is shown on your driver’s license: name, DOB, address, and zip code.

If you know that your name on your driver’s license doesn’t match what’s on your vaccination card – for example, if you were married and changed your name – you will need to have your vaccine provider, your doctor or staff at the Parish Health Unit update your information in the state’s immunization registry, LINKS, so that the two records are an exact match.

If there is still an issue, you can submit a request from the LA Wallet Support page: https://lawallet.com/support/

Can LA Wallet help me get my vaccination status on my phone?

Please try the steps above, first. If unsuccessful, LA Wallet has established a robust online help system. The link is: https://lawallet.com/support/ Click on the COVID-19 Status icon and you’ll find information that will help you make this connection. There is also a phone helpline at: 225-263-4488.

I was vaccinated in another state. How can I get my vaccination status into Louisiana’s system?

If you received one or both of your doses in another state, you will need to contact that state’s Immunization Information System, and have them provide you with a copy of your vaccination details. You can then provide that to your doctor or parish health unit, and have them enter your information into LINKS.

If you wish to use the LA Wallet digital driver’s app to display your vaccination status, please make sure the details entered into LINKS precisely match what is shown on your Louisiana driver’s license: name, date of birth, address, and zip code.

How can a Louisiana National Guard member or other military personnel have their COVID-19 vaccination record appear on LA Wallet?

The LA Wallet app is unable to connect to the Department of Defensive’s medical records site. For your vaccination to appear on LA Wallet, your vaccination record needs to be entered into LINKS, which is the Louisiana vaccination registry. You will therefor need to take your Covid-19 vaccination card to your primary care physician or local parish health unit, and have them add your military vaccination records into LINKS. Make sure that the information they are entering is an exact match for the driver’s license or state ID you have on LA Wallet - including name, DOB, address, and zip code, or you will not be able to download your vaccination status to LA Wallet.

Will my COVID-19 vaccination appear in LA Wallet after I get my first dose of a Pfizer of Moderna shot?

No, your COVID-19 vaccination will not appear in LA Wallet until you have completed both shots of a two-shot series. It will appear in LA Wallet following a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccination.