COVID-19 vaccination card: How to add to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet


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If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch, you now have the option to add your COVID-19 vaccine card so you can quickly show proof you’re fully vaccinated. That’s a timely feature for the ongoing pandemic, especially since you may be asked to show proof that you’re fully vaccinated before you can enter restaurants, shows and more. 

In October, Apple started letting users store verifiable health records in the Health app and the feature was included in the beta of iOS 15.1 but not to all iPhone owners. But now, the ability to store your COVID-19 vaccination status means you can leave your printed card at home. The new feature is a part of Apple’s latest iOS 15 update, which also includes SharePlay in FaceTime and ProRes video for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max

But the new feature won’t work if your vaccine provider didn’t give you a QR code or a downloadable file of your vaccine record. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new Apple Wallet feature and more. Before you try to add your card, make sure your phone is updated to the latest software update, iOS 15.1. Plus, here’s how to add your vaccine card to your Apple Watch. And some states have COVID-19 vaccine apps, too. We’ve recently updated this story. 

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Add your vaccine card using a QR code 

If your vaccine provider gave you a QR code when you got your shot, you can scan it using your iPhone’s camera. Once your phone recognizes the code, a Health app notification will appear. You’ll have the option to add it to your…