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How to save your COVID-19 vaccination certificate on iPhone | Digital Trends Spanish


Both inside and outside the United States, these days it is always useful to have proof on hand that confirms that we received the COVID-19 vaccine. And what better way to do it than with the phone that accompanies us everywhere? In this guide we explain how to save your COVID-19 vaccination certificate on your iPhone.

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Since iOS 15, Apple also allows you to create cards with the information available on vaccination certificates, making it easy to find it on your phone and display it when needed.

There are three alternatives to add the COVID-19 screening tests or vaccination certificates to your medical history in the Health app and Wallet on your iPhone, depending on the health agency or private health provider.

Option 1: With a download file

You can download a verifiable medical record from a COVID-19 testing provider to add to the Health or Immunization app to add to Health and Wallet.

  • Tap the download link on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Choose Add to Health to add it to the history in the Health app.
  • If it’s an anti-COVID-19 vaccine and you’re using iOS 15, you can press Add to Wallet and Health.
  • press okay to end.

Option 2: with a QR code

A second alternative is to scan a QR code provided by the health agency or service where you took a screening test or where you received the COVID-19 vaccine, to add it to the Health app. To achieve this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Camera app on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Select the rear camera and point the viewfinder at the QR code.
  • When the camera recognizes the QR code, it should display a notification from the app.
  • Tap on the notification.
  • Choose Add to Health to add it to the Health app.
  • If it’s an anti-COVID-19 vaccine and you’re using iOS 15, you can press Add to Wallet and Health.
  • press okay to end.

Option 3: with an iPhone compatible medical history

A third option is health providers that issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates compatible with iPhone medical records, although this tool is only available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Just open the Health app, connect with your provider and the available verifiable medical records will be downloaded automatically.

In this link you can find the full listing of health entities that issue verifiable medical records through iPhone.

How to see the COVID-19 vaccination card

Once you add your immunization card to the Wallet app, you can view and display it at any time. The front of the card shows the name, the type of vaccine, the dates of the doses administered, the issuer and the QR code.

The full details of the vaccination card will not be visible until you have authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID or password.

If you did not add it to Wallet you will be able to view your certificate through the apps Health at any time. You just have to follow the following steps to complete the process, which is valid for any verifiable medical history:

  • Open the Health app and tap To explore.
  • press Vaccinations or Laboratory Results.
  • Choose the clinical history you want to view.

The verifiable medical history of the Health app contains information such as full name, date of birth, vaccine administered or test performed, as well as the associated QR code.

Is it possible to share your COVID-19 vaccination certificate?

While the immunization card cannot be shared with other iPhone, iPod touch, or Apple Watch users, your device allows you to share any verifiable medical records with third-party apps (such as restaurants or event producers).

Because they are in a verifiable format, if you choose to share them, third-party apps will be able to confirm that the certificate was issued by an actual vaccination or lab testing provider and that the document has not been altered.

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