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COVID-19 FAQs: Proof of Vaccine or Test Results

General Questions

Why should I use Piedmont MyChart to access my COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Information?

The COVID-19 section in Piedmont MyChart gives you information about COVID-19 all in one place. If you need to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test status, perhaps so you can return to work or board a flight, the COVID-19 section makes it easy to have this information at the ready.

By selecting “COVID-19” from the Piedmont MyChart menu, you have access to the following:

  • Quick view of your vaccination status and any recent COVID-19 test results.
  • Download proof of vaccination into a PDF.
  • Generate a QR code (SMART Health Card) for vaccination or test results that can be scanned or printed. The codes can be scanned right from your mobile device by anyone who requires proof of vaccination or test result and has a scanner.
  • Export information from the QR codes to another app, such as a digital Health Wallet.
  • Helpful resources about COVID-19 from the CDC.

You can also visit the CDC website for additional information on Getting Your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.

Note: Your vaccination status and number of doses received in this section is dependent on what information Piedmont has in your electronic medical record from the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions & Services (GRITS), and may also vary based on what you are eligible for. The vaccination status is meant to show status of the primary vaccination series (one dose for Johnson + Johnson and two doses for Moderna or Pfizer).

 

Accessing COVID-19 Vaccine or Recent Test Results

How do I generate a QR Code for my COVID-19 Vaccine or recent COVID-19 Test?
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the MyChart app on your device. Check for updates through the app store. 
  • Log in to your Piedmont MyChart account.
  • From the menu, go to My Record > COVID-19.
  • To generate a barcode that can be scanned by whoever requested it, click QR Codes. If you have both COVID-19 vaccinations and test results on file, you'll have separate QR Codes for each of them, and you can choose whether to create a QR code for only one or both.

QR Code screenshots

How do I download a PDF with my COVID-19 vaccine information?
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the MyChart app on your device. Check for updates through the app store. 
  • Log in to your Piedmont MyChart account.
  • From the menu, go to My Record > COVID-19.
  • Select Download/Export and then Download vaccination PDF (on the MyChart mobile app) or Download (on the MyChart website). You can then save the PDF to your computer or mobile device and print or email if needed.

QR Code screenshots

How do I export my QR Code(s) with my COVID-19 vaccine information?

To export your QR Codes into Health Wallet or another similar app, follow the steps below.

For iPhone:

  • Make sure you have iOS version 15 or higher.
  • From the menu of your Piedmont MyChart account, go to My Record > COVID-19.
  • Select Download/Export.
  • Your QR code/Smart Health Card will export to Apple Health. From Apple Health, you can add your QR Code to Apple Wallet for easy access.

For Android:

  • To export your QR Code, you’ll need to download a separate Health Wallet mobile app. Some examples include Common Pass, Common Health, or Clear Health Pass.
  • From the menu of your Piedmont MyChart account, go to My Record > COVID-19.
  • Select Download/Export.
  • Your QR code/Smart Health Card will export to the health wallet app on your phone.
What if I don’t see my vaccine?

If you received a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia and it is documented in the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS), you can generate a QR Code for your vaccine in your Piedmont MyChart account using the steps above. Any provider that gives a COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia is required to document it in GRITS. Piedmont MyChart cannot show vaccines that are not in GRITS.

A vaccine you received in Georgia at a non-Piedmont Healthcare location might not be in your Piedmont medical record yet.

If your first or second dose of the vaccine is not showing up in the COVID-19 Activity please contact your Piedmont provider for support in getting your dose added to your record.

To add a COVID-19 vaccine you received outside of Georgia to your medical record, please contact your primary care provider.

Can I see my QR Code in Piedmont MyChart if I did not receive my test result at a Piedmont Healthcare location?

Piedmont MyChart can only show a QR Code for a COVID-19 test completed at a Piedmont location.

How do I see my 3rd doses and booster doses?

Your vaccination status and number of doses received in the COVID-19 section may vary depending on what our system says you are eligible for. As eligibility for third and booster doses is constantly changing, we do our best to determine which doses of COVID-19 vaccine you are eligible for based on the information in your medical record.

The SMART health card or QR code is designed to show completion (or not) of the primary vaccination series (one dose for Johnson + Johnson and two doses for Moderna or Pfizer).

 

QR Code General Information

What is a QR Code?
  • A QR Code is a scannable barcode that can be read by another computer or device. 
  • The QR code is created in Piedmont MyChart according to an open industry standard called SMART Health Cards. They contain verified information and only what is relevant to COVID-19. Learn more about SMART Health Cards here.
  • The QR code is another way of demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination and/or test status at places where it may be required, like for travel, going to work, or even going to a concert. It can be scanned at a business or venue, instead of having to carry a paper CDC vaccine card that can easily get lost or damaged. 
  •  When scanned, the code will show your legal name, birthdate, vaccination status or most recent COVID-19 test results. It will also show that your QR code comes from a verified issuer – Piedmont Healthcare.
Will my QR Code be accepted everywhere that asks for my COVID-19 vaccination or test status?

Right now, different organizations have different rules for verifying vaccinations or test results. For example, some countries may have different rules than others. If an organization requests a QR Code or says they are able to scan SMART Health Cards, your QR Code from Piedmont MyChart should be accepted. All organizations should provide options for users who don’t have or prefer not to use a SMART Health Card.

How do QR Codes keep my data secure?

The QR Code contains the very minimum amount of information required to show vaccination or test status. Just the patient’s name, date of birth, and the following:

For vaccines:

  • Date(s) of dose(s) given
  • Manufacturer
  • Lot Number Performer

For a COVID test:

  • Date of test
  • Type of test
  • Result
  • Performer
When I generate a QR Code, will it expire?

Once you generate a QR Code, it does not expire. If you have a change in your vaccination status or receive a new COVID-19 test result, you can generate a new QR code that will contain your updated information.

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