Oct
22
2021

PEI Vax Pass QR code now available to download

Island residents can now access the PEI Vax Pass QR code proof of vaccination record to prepare themselves for the full implementation of the PEI Vax Pass Program at the end of this month.

The PEI Vax Pass features a unique QR code with the individual’s authenticated COVID-19 record of vaccination. The enhanced vaccine record is similar to ones used in other Canadian provinces and territories and follows the national proof of vaccination standard required for international travel. Until the risk of COVID-19 is lessened in Prince Edward Island, the PEI Vax Pass QR code, along with government-issued identification, will be the most secure and easy way to verify proof of vaccination when the verifier application for digital devices, such as tablets and smartphones, is launched at the end of the month. Both the digital and paper copy of the PEI Vax Pass with QR code will be accepted.

PEI residents and anyone over the age of 12 years old who were vaccinated in Prince Edward Island can download and print the QR code version of their proof of vaccination record through the online portal. The existing proof of vaccination record will continue to be accepted by businesses, organizations and event organizers where proof of vaccination is required.

Anyone who has received their COVID-19 vaccine in another Canadian province or territory can also download a PEI Vax Pass QR code once they have submitted their out-of-province vaccine record to the Island health immunization registry. 

Islanders needing additional help to access or print their vaccine record can visit Access PEI, PEI public libraries or the PEI Visitor Centres in Borden-Carleton, Charlottetown and Wood Islands.

Learn more about the PEI Vax Pass Program.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Executive Council Office
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

Backgrounder: 

Where Proof of Vaccination is Required

  • Indoor and outdoor organized gatherings/events, including but not limited to:
    • Sporting events*, and spectators at youth sporting events
      • *Doesn’t apply to participants less than 18 years old
    • Concerts, and arts, theatre, and music events
    • Wedding and funeral receptions and wakes
    • Conferences, trade fairs and workshops
    • Group activities and classes like pottery, art and choir
    • Adult group and team sports for people 19 years of age and older
  • Food premises and licensed premises (indoor and patio dining), including:
    • Restaurants
    • Cafes
    • Bars,
    • Liquor tasting rooms in wineries, breweries or distilleries
  • Casinos and movie theatres
  • Indoor gyms, exercise/dance facilities/studios, swimming pools and skating rinks
  • Outdoor facilities for organized gatherings/events and use by business and organizations
  • Arcades and bowling alleys

Examples of Where Proof of Vaccination is NOT Required
You do not have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at places or in settings such as:

  • Personal gatherings (i.e. friends and family getting together at someone’s home), following the personal gathering limit
  • Retail including, but not limited to:
    • Grocery stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Convenience stores
    • Clothing stores
    • Liquor stores
  • Take-out, drive-through and delivery at food premises
  • Local public transportation (i.e. T3 Transit, taxis)
  • Salons, hairdressers and barbers
  • Hotels, resorts, cabins and campsites
    • Proof of vaccination is required for settings or events covered in the list above (e.g. a licensed hotel restaurant, wedding reception or conference, and exercise/fitness facility)
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Public libraries, museums, art galleries (unless they are the location of an event)
  • Food banks and shelters
  • Health care services, rehabilitation or exercise therapy programs, counselling services and self-help, and drug and alcohol support groups and programs
  • Locations that offer government services and social services (e.g. Access PEI)

You don't have to show proof of vaccination at events like:

  • Worship services (including wedding and funeral ceremonies)
  • Individuals 18 years old or younger participating in youth sport (spectators must be vaccinated)
  • Before and after school programs for K to 12 students
  • Student events and activities in K to 12 public and independent schools

Accessing Your PEI COVID-19 Immunization Record
Everyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine in PEI can access a copy of their immunization record online using the health card number or phone number provided at the time of vaccination.

If a health card number or phone number was not provided at the time of vaccination, or individuals do not have one, they can:

  • email vaxrecord@gov.pe.ca to request a copy of their immunization record (must include their full name and daytime phone number) or
  • call the COVID-19 Immunization Program toll-free at 1-844-975-3303.

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca

Learning Partners Advisory Council Inquiries:
LPAC@gov.pe.ca 

Engage PEI Inquiries: 
engagepei@gov.pe.ca 

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