Tue. May 17th, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador’s online vaccination record portal are facing technical difficulties due to heavy traffic during the launch of the province’s vaccination passport app. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 vaccination passports are now officially available, but not everyone has been able to connect immediately.

Some users have reported that they were unable to access the provincial government’s portal for online vaccination records, which are down due to extremely high traffic but will be back online “shortly”, according to the provincial government’s website.

The pass was launched in the form of two apps, NLVaxPass and NLVaxVerify. The apps store a person’s vaccination records in the form of a QR code that can also be printed. The app does not store any other personal health information.

To create the QR code, residents of the province must link the app to their vaccination record, which can be obtained via the online portal. This code can be displayed as proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to access many different businesses and communities for those 12 and older.

Although the passport was launched on Friday, it will not be in use until October 22nd.

Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

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