Advice to residents – COVID-19

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As of March 14, 2022, businesses and organizations are are no longer needed to check a person’s COVID-19 vaccination record to access their place or space. However, the COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations still apply to workers. Find out more: Compulsory vaccination

The NLVaxPass and NLVaxVerify apps remain available for download and use.


Download NLVaxPass today

NLVaxPass is the official Government of Newfoundland and Labrador app for residents to securely store their COVID-19 vaccination record. You can also store your family members’ COVID-19 vaccination records in NLVaxPass.

The application is free and available in the App Store or Google Play Store to download on a smartphone or tablet.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play


Get your COVID-19 Vaccination Record QR Code

Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador ages 12 and older can access their COVID-19 vaccination record through the Vaccine Portal.

Vaccine Portal

To note: Residents aged 16 and over can also access the vaccine portal through MyGovNL.

To obtain your COVID-19 vaccination record, follow the instructions according to the option you prefer:

Option 1: Electronic QR Code using NLVaxPass (Recommended)

  1. Download NLVaxPass
  2. Add a COVID-19 vaccination record (including medical exemptions) to NLVaxPass
  3. Present the QR code in businesses and establishments where proof of vaccination is required

Option 2: Print/view your QR code

  1. Print/view a PDF copy or request a copy by email
  2. Present the QR code in businesses and establishments where proof of vaccination is required

For more detailed instructions, please visit the NLVaxPass support page.

If you do not have your QR code, the Tracking and Vaccination Record is considered your official vaccination record and can be used to show proof of vaccination. If you no longer have this form, please contact your vaccine supplier.

Updating your QR Code (reminder doses)

If you have received additional doses of vaccine (for example, a booster dose) since adding your COVID-19 vaccination record to NLVaxPass, they will not automatically show up in NLVaxPass. You will need to remove your COVID-19 vaccination record from NLVaxPass and add a new one. For instructions on how to do this, please see page 11 of the NLVaxPass Quick Reference Guide (“Updating and Deleting a COVID-19 Vaccination Record”).

If your current COVID-19 vaccination record shows “green status” in NLVaxPass, the status will remain green with or without the COVID-19 reminder for now. Immunization clinics can document your booster dose electronically or on paper. To expedite the delivery of COVID-19 reminders, there has been an increase in the paper process, which may delay your reminder posting on your COVID-19 vaccination record.


Problems with your vaccination record?

If you have received additional doses of vaccine (for example, a booster dose) since adding your COVID-19 vaccination record to NLVaxPass, they will not automatically show up in NLVaxPass. You will need to remove your COVID-19 vaccination record from NLVaxPass and add a new one. For instructions on how to do this, please see page 11 of the NLVaxPass Quick Reference Guide (“Updating and Deleting a COVID-19 Vaccination Record”).

If your current COVID-19 vaccination record shows “green status” in NLVaxPass, the status will remain green with or without the COVID-19 reminder for now. Immunization clinics can document your booster dose electronically or on paper. To expedite the delivery of COVID-19 reminders, there has been an increase in the paper process, which may delay your reminder posting on your COVID-19 vaccination record.

Contact a vaccine supplier if:

  • You have a valid MCP number and received a COVID-19 vaccine in Newfoundland and Labrador, but receive the message “Your COVID-19 vaccination record could not be found.”
  • There are errors in your vaccination record.
  • You have questions or concerns about the content of your vaccination record.

If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy or doctor’s office, please contact the pharmacy/doctor’s office where you received your vaccine.

If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at a regional health authority vaccination clinic, see the contact information below:

Eastern Health

Health center

Western health

Labrador-Grenfell Health

  • Contact your local public health unit
  • You can also call one of the following phone numbers:
    • Happy Valley-Goose Bay Public Health Unit: (709) 897-2331
    • Labrador City Public Health: (709) 285-8321
    • St. Anthony Public Health: (709) 454-0367

“Green” status in NLVaxPass

A “green” COVID-19 vaccination status indicates that you are fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption. A “Red” status indicates that you are not fully immunized or do not have an approved medical exemption.

For more information on the criteria for ‘green’ status, please see below.

fully vaccinated

Your vaccination record will show “Green” (COVID-19 vaccination status achieved) when at least two weeks have passed since your last dose of a World Health Organization-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Sinopharm, Sinovax and Covaxin vaccines consist of two doses.
  • The Janssen vaccine consists of one dose.
  • If you received two doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada, your first and second doses do not need to be the same vaccine. If you have received two doses of Sinopharm, Sinovax or Covaxin, both doses must be the same vaccine for your vaccination record to show “Green” (COVID-19 vaccination status achieved)

Your vaccination record will also show “Green” if you received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not approved by the World Health Organization, followed by a dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), and at least two weeks have passed since the mRNA dose.

To note: if you meet the criteria listed, your vaccination record will show “green”. Your booster dose does not affect your “green” status.

Medical exemptions

Individuals with approved medical exemptions and a valid MCP number can obtain a COVID-19 vaccination record QR code through NLVaxPass which will display “Green” (COVID-19 vaccination status achieved). People who do not have a valid MCP cannot obtain a QR code at this time. Companies and organizations will not be able to tell if you have a medical exemption.


Proof of out-of-province vaccination

If you have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine out of province and have an MCP card, you can have your out-of-province vaccinations added to your electronic health record. Learn more: submit out-of-province vaccination records.


Protection of your personal information

Your COVID-19 vaccination record QR code contains your name, date of birth and vaccination details. You should treat your QR code as personal health information. Do not share your QR code on social media.

The NLVaxVerify app can only read:

  • Your name
  • If you are fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption

NLVaxVerify does not store any information about you or your COVID-19 vaccination record.

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