IPhone and Apple device owners can now add their Alberta COVID-19 vaccination record to the Health app and wallet for easy access.
Users running iOS 15.1, released Monday, will be able to use the COVID-19 vaccination cards feature to easily add vaccine and test records.
“Auditable health records in the Health app are based on the SMART Health Cards specification,” Apple said in a statement. “Users can choose to share verifiable health records stored in the Health app with approved third-party apps requesting this information, such as airlines, event venues and other businesses that facilitate in-person interactions.
“(Users) can also choose to add verifiable COVID-19 immunization records as an immunization card in Apple Wallet to present to businesses, locations, and more. ”
To add your record to the Health app and Apple Wallet, point your iPhone camera at a printed version of your vaccine QR code, or extract the QR code digitally and long press it.
A yellow box indicating “Health” will appear on your screen with a link to open the vaccination record in the Health app. Once there, the “Add to Wallet & Health” option will appear.
Users who tried to do this before iOS 15.1 will need to delete their old record from the Health app and restart the process.
At the time of publication, adding COVID-19 vaccination records was not available as a feature on Android devices. According to Google Pay help, COVID cards were only available in the United States and Australia.