My state (WA) uses “myIR” as the database for vaccination records. In order to prep for the future, anticipating that we will have to prove we are Covid 19 vaccinated in order to travel, etc. , I decided to check my records and see if they are up to date. I am going to get the Covid vaccine and want to make sure there will be a record of “me” in the state database. What I found was shockingly bogus and clunky. There is no way the majority of the public will be able to navigate this mess of a database. It looks like a few other states use this system (AK, AZ, MD, WV).
MyIR’s newest registration option, can give you near-instant access to your records. For verification purposes, your registration information is used to locate an exact record match in the local immunization registry. If an exact match is found, including the same phone number, an verification code is sent to you either via text message or phone call. If an exact match is found but the phone number does not match, a verification code is sent to the mailing address in your record.
The bottom line was the system kept trying to send a text message to a land line number for verification and there was nothing I could do to update this number for the verification process. Does anybody seriously think a reliable means of verifying vaccination records can be started on this MyIR? What do the other states use?
Anyway, I think it is prudent for us all to dive in to our state vaccination records and get ready for chaotic rollout of electronic verification of immunizations this summer/fall. I hope everybody has better luck than I did.