Published:September 14, 2021
Albertans can print off their own vaccine passport as of Thursday, says Premier Jason Kenney.
Once printed, Albertans will be able to carry the card-sized passport as proof they have been vaccinated. They can also show it on their phone or tablet.
“We continue to make it easier for Albertans to securely access their health information, including immunization records, in the palm of their hand any time and anywhere through MyHealth Records. More Albertans are signing up for this tool every day to access their health information, and if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to sign up now,” said health Minister Tyler Shandro in a Tuesday release.
Work is also underway to make proof of vaccination available through a QR code.
The province is encouraging people to print out their cards quickly as “MyHealth Records may experience high traffic volume before major events and long weekends.”
Many facilities — like the Calgary Flames and Stampeders and Edmonton Oilers and Elks, along with the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks — have said they will not allow access to people who can’t show proof of vaccination.
Albertans who need support can contact the MyHealth Records support line at 1-844-401-4016 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Proof of Vaccination FAQ on alberta.ca answers common questions about getting an immunization record.
More than 110,000 Albertans have created their MyHealth Records account in the last three weeks, bringing the total number of users to about 910,000.