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COVID-19 Vaccine
 

Immunization Cards and Immunization Records


As of March 1, 2022, Manitoba's proof of vaccination requirement is no longer mandatory. Some businesses / venues may choose to continue to require proof of immunization for access. Manitoba's immunization card and verifier app will continue to be available for this purpose.

Residents of Manitoba have two options for proof of immunization - the Manitoba immunization card and the pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential (PVC).
This chart explains the differences between them, and where each can be used


 

Manitoba Immunization Card 

Pan-Canadian PVC 

Valid in Manitoba 

Yes 

Yes 

Valid for federally-regulated purposes,  
such as travel 

No 

Yes 

Valid in other provinces, territories or countries 

Limited 

Yes 
Check in advance with your destination 

QR code contains personal information 

No 

Yes 
date of birth, vaccine information 

Available through immunizationcard.manitoba.ca 

Yes 
Three options: digital,  
app, physical card 

Yes 
Digital only 

Available through Manitoba’s immunization card mobile app 

Yes 

Yes 

Can be verified by the Manitoba verifier app 

Yes 

Yes

Allows data collection by verifier apps 

No 

Yes 



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Manitoba Immunization Card


The delivery of your Manitoba immunization card may take up to 4 weeks. In the meantime, you can print out a wallet sized QR code

The Manitoba Immunization Card is available as a physical card, digitally and in an app. It shows a QR code to validate proof of immunization within the province of Manitoba.

The QR code, when scanned by the Manitoba Immunization Verifier app, only shows your first and last name and a confirmation of immunization. The QR code contains no personal information and the verifier app does not collect or store any information.  


Request Your Manitoba Immunization Card

Fully immunized individuals can request your card online, through the app, or from the province’s call centre at 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).   

To download the mobile app, visit the Apple itunes store or the Google Play store. 


Request Your Immunization Card




Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC)


The Pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential (PVC) is available for fully vaccinated Manitobans for domestic travel and upon entry into Canada when returning from abroad. 

The PVC may be valid in other jurisdictions and countries as proof of immunization, but please check with destinations in advance to ensure acceptance. The QR code on the PVC contains your name, date of birth, date of immunization, the brand of vaccine received and lot number. Your information when scanned by a verifier app will be subject to open data collection.  


Request Your PVC

Fully immunized individuals can request their PVC online or through the app. For more information about the process, you can also call the province's call centre at 1‑844‑MAN‑VACC (1‑844‑626‑8222).

As of Nov. 30, individuals who have received one or more non-Health Canada approved doses of vaccine may request their PVC if they meet all the eligibility criteria. The accepted vaccines can be found at: COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada - Travel restrictions in Canada - Travel.gc.ca

If you would like to have your PVC available to you on multiple devices, you must request the PVC on each individual device. Unlike the Manitoba Immunization card, the PVC is stored in the app. If you log out of the app, the PVC will be erased and you will have to request it if you log in again on that device.

Important Note: The PVC is available digitally on your mobile, or you may print out a hard copy of the PDF if you request to receive your PVC by email. The PVC is currently not available as a wallet card.

The PVC follows the SMART Health Card standard. Any scanner that has the ability to read a SMART Health Card QR code will be able to read the QR code on your PVC.


Download the Manitoba Immunization Verifier Application

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Available for iOS and Android.




Immunization Records


Both the Manitoba immunization card and the pan-Canadian PVC rely on information about vaccinations entered into a central database.

An immunization record is a personal medical record used by the provincial health care system for all vaccinations. It can be used by health care providers, and used as proof of immunization to visit personal care homes and hospitals. A copy of your Manitoba immunization record is NOT required to apply for a Manitoba Immunization Card.

Manitobans can access their own immunization records online, which show the dates you received your vaccine and the type of vaccine you received. 


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NOTE: All Manitobans are reminded to be aware of phishing scams. Manitobans are strongly advised to not provide information to any non-Government of Manitoba website or application.




Questions and Answers




Manitoba Immunization Card


Individuals who live, work and/or study in Manitoba but do not have a health card can request a Manitoba Immunization Card if they are fully immunized. This means at least 14 days have passed since completing their primary series (usually two doses) of a vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Individuals who do not have a Manitoba Health card can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) to speak with an agent, who will provide a client identification number, which allows them to go online to request an immunization card or print a digital version of the QR code. The agent can also request a physical card on behalf of callers but cannot provide a digital copy.


If you received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Manitoba, you will need to get a record of your vaccination from the jurisdiction where you received it. Only digital government-issued records are accepted. If there are no QR codes included with the digital record, it will need to be validated. No handwritten immunization records will be accepted.

Once you have your vaccination record, please use this online form to submit it and have your information updated into Manitoba's immunization registry. Once this happens:

  • If you have a Manitoba health card, you can then register for an immunization card here.
  • Individuals who do not have a Manitoba Health card can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) to speak with an agent, who will provide a client identification number, which allows them to go online to request an immunization card or print a digital version of the QR code. The agent can also request a physical card on behalf of callers but cannot provide a digital copy.

If you received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Canada, you will need to get a record of your vaccination from the jurisdiction where you received it. Only digital government-issued records are accepted. If there are no QR codes included with the digital record, it will need to be validated. No handwritten immunization records will be accepted.

Once you have your vaccination record, please use this online form to submit it, and your information will be updated into Manitoba's Immunization Registry. Once this happens:

  • If you have a Manitoba health card, you can then register for an immunization card here.
  • Individuals who do not have a Manitoba Health card can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) to speak with an agent, who will provide a client identification number, which allows them to go online to request an immunization card or print a digital version of the QR code. The agent can also request a physical card on behalf of callers but cannot provide a digital copy.

If you have received one or two doses of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada, you will need a dose of mRNA vaccine with the appropriate intervals between doses to be considered fully immunized in Manitoba. The online vaccine finder shares locations where mRNA vaccines are available.

If you have received three doses of a vaccine not approved by Health Canada, you are also considered fully immunized.

You can then request your Manitoba Immunization Card here or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).


There are currently no public health orders in place in Manitoba that require proof of immunization to access businesses or venues.


No. The Manitoba Immunization Card can be used in Manitoba to access non-essential events and venues, either as required by public health orders or if requested by a business or venue.

Please visit the Government of Canada's website for more information about proof of vaccination requirements for travel.


You need the Pan-Canadian PVC if you are travelling outside of Manitoba, within Canada or internationally.

If you need to show proof of immunization at a business or venue in Manitoba, either can be used. However, the Manitoba Immunization Card is recommended because it only contains your name and immunization status and does not share any other personal or health information.



Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC)


Manitobans who are fully immunized may apply for the Pan-Canadian PVC. This means at least 14 days have passed since completing their primary series (usually two doses) of a vaccine approved by Health Canada. This includes Manitobans who may not yet have their Manitoba health card but who meet this criteria.

Canadians currently in Manitoba but whose primary residence is in another province or territory should request their Pan-Canadian PVC in that jurisdiction.


Approved medical exemptions in Manitoba do not apply to the Government of Canada's Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination. Visit this site to learn more about the federal process for seeking exemptions for travel.


Yes. The PVC is intended to be used for travel within Canada, and upon entry into Canada when returning from abroad. This document is required at airports throughout Canada, VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and at any Canadian border crossing.

If you are planning to travel outside Canada, it is extremely important to look up the entry requirements of each destination to ensure you meet their eligibility criteria for entry, and that you have the proper documentation with you.

For more information, visit this site.


You need the Pan-Canadian PVC if you are travelling outside of Manitoba, within Canada or internationally.

If you need to show proof of immunization at a business or venue in Manitoba, either can be used. However, the Manitoba Immunization Card is recommended because it only contains your name and immunization status and does not share any other personal or health information. The PVC contains a QR code and identifies your name, date of birth, vaccination date(s), brand of vaccine, lot number (if available) and country of vaccination. When scanned, all this information is potentially made available to the verifier.


While the PVC is intended to be used for travel within Canada, internationally and upon entry into Canada when returning from abroad, other jurisdictions within Canada may request to see your PVC or other proof of immunization to access non-essential services, businesses and events.


The PVC is intended to be used for travel within Canada, upon entry into Canada when returning from abroad, and for travel abroad as more countries start to use this type of proof of immunization. It is meant to provide a listing of the valid COVID-19 immunizations that you have received in a format that certifies the information from the Government of Canada.

Any jurisdiction or entity outside of Canada using the international SMART Health Card standard will be able to scan the QR code on your PVC. However, it does not guarantee entry into the destination country. It is strongly recommended that you check the requirements of your destination to ensure you meet their eligibility criteria, and that you have the proper documentation with you.



Verification Process


The Manitoba Verifier app can scan the QR code on a Manitoba Immunization Card or Pan-Canadian PVC. The verifier app reads the QR code to get the person's name and vaccination status, and then displays either a green screen indicating the person is fully vaccinated, or a red screen indicating the verification failed.


Anyone with the Manitoba Immunization Verifier app will be able to scan the QR code on your Manitoba Immunization Card.


Canadian airports, VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, ferries and Canadian border crossings will ask to scan your PVC. Outside of Canada, jurisdictions or entities using the SMART Health Card standard may ask to scan your PVC.


No. The Manitoba Immunization Verifier app is a separate application used exclusively for scanning and verifying cards. It does not contain your QR code, it only reads it.


No. At this time, the Manitoba Verifier app can read the QR codes from the Manitoba Immunization card or the Pan-Canadian PVC.


In Manitoba, you can use a valid passport, government-issued photo ID issued through MPI or, if eligible, you can use a status card or Metis card.

For those in school, a piece of school identification can be used in conjunction with the immunization card to verify a young person's identity. This approach is similar to what is done for other youth services, like transit passes.



Privacy and security


No. When the QR code from the Manitoba Immunization Card is read by the Manitoba Immunization Verifier app, it only provides your name and vaccination status. It does not contain other personal or personal health information.


The QR code on your Pan-Canadian PVC contains some health information, including your name, date of birth, vaccination date(s), brand of vaccine, lot number (if available) and country of vaccination. Manitoba's Immunization Verifier app will only display your name and vaccination status.


Anyone using a SMART Health Card reader or scanner will have access to the information contained in the Pan-Canadian PVC QR code which includes your name, date of birth, date of vaccination(s), brand of vaccination(s), lot number (if available), and country of vaccination.


Yes. If you show your card to someone to verify it with the app, your name and vaccination status will be shared with that person. Otherwise, your information is entirely secure as there is no personal health information included in the Manitoba Immunization Card.


For increased security, your PVC is only stored on the device on which it is requested. If you wish to have it available on multiple devices, you will have to request it on each device individually.



Manitoba Immunization Record


Your immunization record is different from the Manitoba Immunization Card.

You can sign in to view and print your immunization record here if you have a valid Manitoba health card and a personal email address.

If you do not have a Manitoba health card, submit this eform to request your immunization record. You can also contact your local public health office to have this record printed.


It can take several days after your immunization for the information to be available online. If you have a problem accessing your record and it has been at least a week, submit this eform.


Once you access your record online, click on the "PRINT THIS PAGE" button at the top right. Please note that printing from a mobile device is not supported.


Yes. However, they may not be able to print the record.


If there is any information that is missing from your record or if something is not accurate you can complete this online form.

If you were vaccinated by a pharmacist or a physician, please contact them prior to submitting the form, as there can be a delay in submitting the immunizations into Manitoba's immunization registry.