New funding to help with cost of tablets to verify PEI Vax Pass

A new fund is available to help Island organizations, required to implement the PEI Vax Pass, purchase tablets to scan PEI Vax Pass QR codes used to verify people’s proof of vaccination.

The COVID-19 – Vax Pass Implementation Fund supports businesses, not-for-profits, and non-governmental organizations that may need to purchase a new tablet to implement a vaccine passport system in their business or operation. 

The fund provides up to 75 per cent of the eligible cost of purchasing a tablet to a maximum of $525 per tablet. If multiple tablets are required, the fund covers up to $2,100, for a maximum of four tablets. 

“For almost two years Island businesses have stepped up to the plate and have continually complied with the evolving COVID-19 protocols. We sincerely thank them for their help in keeping Islanders safe throughout this pandemic. We hope this fund reduces some financial stress and allows Island businesses and organizations to be prepared for the PEI Vax Pass Verifier App for businesses, services and events.”

- Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay

To learn more about the COVID-19 – Vax Pass Implementation Fund, visit: COVID-19 Vax Pass Implementation Fund. 

For other important information for businesses, services and events about the PEI Vax Pass Program, including verifying vaccination records and PEI Vax Pass resource materials, visit Businesses, Services and Events. 

For general information about the PEI Vax Pass Program, visit: PEI Vax Pass Program. 

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture


The COVID-19 – Vax Pass Implementation Fund was created based on feedback from businesses and organizations related to their requirements to implement the verifier app technology. 

Businesses across all sectors and organizations including arts, sports, non-profits and non-government have been engaged and have provided feedback throughout the implementation of the PEI Vax Pass Program.

Businesses, services, and events can continue to contact the helpline at 
1-833-533-9333 (select option 3, then option 1) or submit questions by email: vaxpass@gov.pe.ca 

General Inquiries

Department of Economic Development, Innovation and Trade
94 Euston Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1R7