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Docket provides users with quick and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccination records

December 10, 2021

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Courtesy of Ocean County Health Department

The Docket app can be used by people living in New Jersey and set up using easy steps.

Nowadays, a COVID-19 vaccination card has become a staple in everyday life for many. It’s required for a wide range of activities, from concerts to international travel to sporting events.

A new mobile app, Docket, provides users with easy, digital access to personal and family COVID-19 vaccination records. If you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have it on you, Docket allows you to access your vaccination records and provide proof of your COVID-19 immunization. Users can also create a shared account on Docket, which allows them to conveniently access family members’ vaccination records along with their own. At the moment, Docket, a CDC-approved app, provides New Jersey users with access to only their COVID-19 vaccination records.

However, the app is planning updates to allow users to access their full immunization histories, meaning it could also be used to supply proof for other vaccinations (such as influenza vaccinations) in the future. Docket is currently only available in New Jersey, Utah, and Minnesota, but is preparing for rollout in additional states. Docket is available in the App Store or on Google Play.

After installing Docket, I found that it was very quick and convenient to sign up for an account and look up COVID-19 vaccination records. However, users must be at least 18 years of age in order to search for an immunization registry using Docket, so for students, creating a shared Docket account with their family (rather than creating their own individual account) would likely be the most effective way to use the app.

In my experience with Docket, shared accounts are fairly straightforward and easy to manage, and users are able to toggle back and forth between different family members’ vaccination records with ease. Overall, Docket can serve as a useful tool for the community — including East students and their families — as we navigate the return to normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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