WHAT IS A VACCINE PASSPORT?
As of September 1, people 13 years and older travelling outside of Eeyou Istchee but within Quebec will need to show proof of vaccination to access certain non-essential businesses and services where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is high.
This proof of vaccination is being referred to as a vaccine passport. One of the ways to show proof of vaccination is the electronic vaccine passport app called VaxiCode.
The vaccine passport aims to protect people who are not vaccinated and makes it possible for businesses to stay open. To give people time to adapt to the new system, the province won’t enforce the rules until September 15.
HOW IT WORKS
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There are different ways for people to get their vaccination passport and keep it with them.
In this video, we will show you how to download your proof of vaccination on your phone or tablet, and save it in your photos.
You’ll need your health card, and the date of your 1st dose to go through this process.
Here we go: First, go to the Cree Health Board Facebook page to the pinned post at the top of the page. It looks like this:
Click on the Cree Health website link that’s in the post.
Scroll down the page until you see this title “how it works”.
Click on “download your proof of COVID-19 vaccination” link.
That will take you to a Quebec government site that looks like this:
Click on the blue button “accessing the self-service portal”.
Fill out all the fields on this page.
Your name, and date of birth.
Your parents’ names.
Indicate the date of your first dose.
Choose which vaccine you received.
In Eeyou Istchee, adults received Moderna. Youth received Pfizer.
Click confirm where required.
The Quebec website should generate your QR code from here.
If it worked, you’ll see this screen.
Scroll down the page until you see these blue boxes.
This is how you can download your QR code.
Click on one of the boxes.
Your Proof of Vaccination will appear, looking like this.
From here, you can save this file to your phone by using the share button. Choose a place to put the file.
Or, you can do a screen shot of your proof of vaccination, and save it to your Camera/Photo Roll.
Make it a “favorite” with a star, to find it easily.
If you have problems with this process write to Public Health at this address: 18TCR.CovidVaccinationForms@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
- Download your proof of COVID-19 vaccination from the Quebec Ministry of Health website. Or contact 18TCR.CovidVaccinationForms@ssss.gouv.qc.ca for assistance.
- Show proof of vaccination as your vaccine passport with your QR code in one of three ways:
In a PDF on your mobile device (read how to store PDF on your device - quebec.ca)
On the VaxiCode app on your mobile device. (read how to install the VaxiCode app - quebec.ca)
The VaxiCode app only displays your name and a green pass if you are fully vaccinated with two doses or a red pass if you are not. It does not show information about your medical or vaccination history.
Did you know?
Whether you are using the paper or digital QR code as proof of vaccination or the VaxiCode app, you will also need to show photo ID.
If you choose to use the app
Follow instructions on the Quebec Ministry of Health website to add a proof of vaccination in VaxiCode. Your status in the VaxiCode app will be shown in green (adequately protected) 7 days after receiving your 2nd dose.
WHERE YOU NEED TO USE IT
At this time, the vaccine passport system is not in effect in Eeyou Istchee, but you will need to show proof of vaccination if you are returning to Eeyou Istchee.
In the rest of Quebec, you will need to show your vaccine passport to access events, performances, sports, casinos, cinemas, bars, restaurants, and more. The vaccine passport will not be required for essential services like school or clinics.
Do not share a photo of your proof of vaccination on social media. Keep your proof of vaccination to yourself.
Everyone who is vaccinated can now request electronic proof of vaccination (with a QR code) through a Quebec website by following the instructions on this page. People 18 and older who haven’t been vaccinated yet or still need a 2nd dose can sign up for an appointment on Clic-Santé.
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