The Carroll County Health Department, in collaboration with PinPoint US, LLC, is offering free digital COVID-19 vaccine cards for Carroll County residents and others who were vaccinated in Carroll County.
VaccineCheck creates a personalized digital version of a CDC vaccine card after verifying an individual’s COVID-19 vaccine history through Maryland’s statewide immunization registry, according to a health department news release. Residents can also use the service to upload images of their paper CDC vaccine card for safe digital record-keeping accessible through their smartphone or computer. Data uploads and verification of vaccine history are conducted using the HIPAA-compliant PinPoint platform.
“We are excited to expand our VaccineCheck program to Carroll County,” said Chris Nickerson, PinPoint Managing Partner, via the release. “The VaccineCheck program is a safe and secure option for managing COVID-19 vaccination records.”
According to health department data shared with the Board of Commissioners on Thursday, 54.4% of the overall county population has received at least one dose and 47.3% are completely vaccinated.
“VaccineCheck gives people an easy, convenient way to access their CDC vaccine card,” said Amanda Haugh, administrative program manager at the Carroll County Health Department, who helped bring the program to Carroll County. “People call us every day to say they lost or damaged their paper card, and this is a great alternative. The Health Department has worked hard to make COVID-19 vaccinations easy and accessible, so we are happy to be able to offer this program to make it easy for people to get a digital version of their vaccination cards as well.”
To learn more and to access the VaccineCheck program, visit cchd.maryland.gov/vaccinecheck.
Carroll County is coming off its lowest week for COVID-19 cases in nearly a year after the health department reported 21 total cases for the week of May 23.
For the week ending Saturday, June 5, health department data showed that Carroll has seen only 10 COVID-19 cases through Friday afternoon.
Visit cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19-vaccination for information about how to get vaccinated in Carroll.