Verifying a person's proof of vaccination

Vaccination requirements

From November 13, 2021, people accessing designated establishments and services need to show:

  • the 1st page of their government-issued vaccination credential; and
  • their government-issued photo identification.

People can download their proof of vaccination credential online.

Verifying Yukon proof of vaccination

There’s an easy, 2-step process to prove or check a person's vaccination status:

1. Verify their proof of vaccination credential:

  • use the Yukon Vaccination Verifier app to scan the QR code on their proof of vaccination; or
  • look at the bottom of the 1st page of their credential to check they're fully vaccinated.

2. Look at their government-issued identification (ID).

  • Youth under 18 years of age can show government-issued identification that does not have a photo, such as a birth certificate. The identification must match the name on their proof of vaccination credential.
  • People 18 years of age and older must show 1 piece of government-issued photo identification that matches the name on their proof of vaccination credential. For example:
    • general identification card;
    • driver’s licence; or
    • passport.
  • When you confirm someone’s identity:
    1. Look at the top left-hand corner of their proof of vaccination credential for their name.
    2. Make sure it matches their identification.

Verifying out-of-territory proof of vaccination

You need to follow the same 2-step verification process for visitors from outside the Yukon, including international visitors.

Using the Yukon Vaccination Verifier app

To use the app, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the internet and download the Yukon Vaccination Verifier app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app is free to download.
  2. Open the app on your smartphone or tablet.
  3. Give permission to the app to access the camera on your device.
  4. Scan either the digital or paper copies of the proof of vaccination QR code.

After you’ve scanned the proof of vaccination QR code, you’ll see the name of the person and 1 of 2 statuses:

  • fully vaccinated; or
  • partially vaccinated.

If the app cannot read the QR Code, an invalid QR code message will be shown.

For iOS devices (iPhone and iPad)

Download the app from the Apple App Store

Make sure your device has Apple iOS 11 or later installed.

For Android devices

Download the app from the Google Play Store

You'll need Android 8.1 or later.

How to use the app

Proof of vaccination privacy

We’ve designed the proof of vaccination credential and app to protect your privacy.

  • The app does not store any data from the proof of vaccination credential.
  • The QR code only contains the minimum amount of information to verify your COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • The proof of vaccination credential does not link to any other records.

For more information, read the app privacy policy.

Vaccine Verification Rebate

On November 24, 2021, we announced the Vaccine Verification Rebate. The program provides funding to businesses and non-governmental organizations to purchase equipment they need to verify people’s proof of vaccination status. You can apply for a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the cost of a device or devices, up to a maximum rebate of $500.

The rebate applies to purchases made between November 8, 2021, and December 20, 2021

Contact: 

If you have questions, email covid19info@yukon.ca.