With the beginning of school right around the corner, the Louisiana Department of Health is reminding residents that immunization records are available online, and at no cost, without the need to contact a healthcare provider at LA.MyIR.net.

LA.MyIR.net is available for free to all state residents, and allows them to securely view, download and print official copies of their immunization records on demand. These printed records are accepted by schools, employers, state agencies and other organizations that require proof of immunization.

“Having easy access to your family’s immunization records is the first step to maintaining your and your family’s health,” said Dr. Alex Billioux, assistant secretary of the Office of Public Health. “We want to remind residents, especially parents, that immunization records are available online in the event that they need their children’s immunization records for school or recreational activity registration.”

LA.MyIR.net is also useful for anyone seeking to track their or their family’s immunization boosters and yearly vaccines, like the flu shot, and is an efficient way to share vaccine information when visiting a new healthcare provider for the first time.

LA.MyIR.net is a simple, convenient and secure way for state residents to access their immunization records anytime, anywhere they need them,” Billioux said. “This program will serve as a way to improve immunization rates throughout the state, reduce the administrative burden of immunization records requests for healthcare providers and empower patients to take greater control over their health.”

By using the LA.MyIR.net website, residents can register for an account. This account can be personalized for each family member. Accounts are linked to the state immunization registry. Once activated, official immunizations records for the user and/or their family can be viewed, downloaded or printed.

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Act 192 into effect on June 11, expanding the statewide immunization registry, Louisiana Immunization Network (LINKS). The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy requires pharmacist vaccinators to enter the vaccines they administer into LINKS. Patients whose immunization records were already stored in LINKS will be able to access their records through LA.MyIR.net. People who sign up for LA.MyIR.net who are unable to access their records should ask their immunization provider to enter their records into LINKS.

LA.MyIR.net is part of a pilot program funded and supported by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Vaccine Program Office.

For more information, visit LA.MyIR.net.