Nov
8
2021

PEI Vax Pass verifier app now available to download

Prince Edward Island’s vaccination verification app – PEI Vax Pass Verifier – is now available for download on mobile devices and tablets from app stores. 

To support the province’s proof of vaccination requirements, Island businesses, services and events, including not-for-profits and venues, are encouraged to download and use the free app that will read QR codes on the PEI Vax Pass presented by individuals. The app will scan the QR code on an individual’s PEI Vax Pass to determine if they are fully vaccinated or not according to PEI’s criteria, making the proof of vaccination confirmation process quick and easy for business, organizations and individuals. 

The PEI Vax Pass Verifier app is available in both the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app can be operated in English or French based on the language preference selected on the mobile device or tablet. 

When an individual’s QR code is scanned using the PEI Vax Pass Verifier app, the app will show either a green screen confirming the individual is fully vaccinated or a red screen indicating they are not. It will also show the individual’s name, which can be checked against a piece of government-issued ID to confirm their identity. No information is transferred from the individual’s QR code on their pass to the verifier app, nor is any personal information saved to the app or the mobile device/tablet using the app. 

In addition to scanning QR codes featured on the PEI Vax Pass, the province’s verifier app is also able to scan QR codes on government-issued proofs of vaccinations from the following provinces and territories to confirm an individual’s vaccination status: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. The verifier app can scan a QR code presented on a mobile device or in printed form.

More information about the PEI Vax Pass Verifier app for businesses and organizations, including links to download the app from the app stores and other supports, is available online

Businesses, not-for-profits, and non-governmental organizations that may need to purchase a new tablet to implement a proof of vaccination system in their business or operation can apply for financial support to the COVID-19 – Vax Pass Implementation Fund. Questions can also be directed to the PEI Vax Pass Helpline by calling toll-free 1-833-533-9333 (select option 3, then option 1) or by emailing vaxpass@gov.pe.ca

Island residents and others vaccinated for COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island can access their PEI Vax Pass featuring the unique and secure QR code online or by visiting any Access PEI or PEI Public Library across the province, as well as PEI Visitor Information Centres in Borden-Carleton, Charlottetown and Wood Islands. PEI government-issued proofs of vaccination not containing the QR code will continue to be accepted. 

For general information about the PEI Vax Pass Program, including frequently asked questions, print-ready resources and helpful links, visit: PEI Vax Pass Program

Media Contact: 
Amanda Hamel
ahamel@gov.pe.ca 
(902) 314-2721

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca