STATE LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP TO PROVIDE EASY DIGITAL ACCESS TO COVID VACCINATION RECORDS
(Toms River) - The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced earlier this week the launch of a new mobile app, “Docket,” which residents can download free from the Google Play/Android and Apple app stores. The free app will provide residents that received their COVID-19 vaccination in the state of New Jersey an easy and convenient way to connect with their COVID-19 immunization records.
“We are certainly pleased to see that there is an easy solution for residents to access their records if they have lost their vaccination card,” said Commissioner Gerry P. Little, liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “The Docket app is a great resource for people to have on their smartphone or mobile device to help them quickly and effortlessly access their COVID-19 immunization record within a matter of minutes.”
The Docket app, approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), connects people directly to the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS). NJIIS securely captures an individual’s name, phone number, and demographic details at the time of immunization. This data will allow individuals who were vaccinated in the state of New Jersey to access their COVID-19 vaccination records, almost instantaneously, through the app.
Individuals with an email or phone number on file with NJIIS can easily download a PDF copy of their COVID-19 vaccination. However, New Jersey residents who received their COVID-19 vaccine out-of-state may not be able to access their records through the app at this time. NJDOH is currently working on obtaining records for residents who were vaccinated in other states/jurisdictions.
“The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) has been receiving plenty of calls from residents seeking guidance in regard to obtaining COVID-19 immunization records,” said Daniel Regenye, OCHD Public Health Coordinator/Health Officer. “The Docket app will be a great resource for our residents to access their records electronically.”
Residents still have the option of requesting their immunization records by visiting https://njiis.nj.gov and clicking on “Submit a Request” at the top of the page. All immunization records obtained this way will be mailed only; they cannot be emailed.
To download the Docket App from Google Play/Android, visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxhallwythe.docket.mobile
To download the Docket App from the Apple store, visit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/docket-organize-communicate/id1117444284
For more information, please visit www.ochd.org or call 732-341-9700.