Verifying a person's proof of vaccination

Vaccination requirements

As of March 18, 2022, people accessing designated establishments and services are no longer required to show proof of vaccination. 

Businesses, organizations, venues and services may still choose to ask you to show proof of vaccination. If proof of vaccination is requested, you will need to show:

  • your government-issued vaccination credential; and
  • your 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 or have a medical deferral.

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

  • People 19 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:
    • driver’s licence;
    • general identification card; 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.

What about verifying out-of-territory proof of vaccination?

Businesses, organizations, venues and services can choose to follow the same 2-step verification process for visitors from outside the Yukon, including international visitors.

To verify proof of vaccination for international visitors, follow the federal government’s requirements for proof of vaccination

What about people who are regular clients?

You may ask a person for their written consent to keep their name on a list so that they do not need to show their proof of vaccination every time. You must tell the person they can withdraw their consent at any time and their name will be removed from the list.

The list:

  • must be securely stored;
  • must not be shared with anyone who does not need access to it; and
  • must be destroyed when the state of emergency is over.

What if someone has a valid deferral or exemption?

The Yukon Vaccine Verifier app can only scan COVID-19 vaccine medical deferrals that are issued in the Yukon. When a valid Yukon COVID-19 vaccine medical deferral is scanned, the app will read “meets requirements”. 

Learn about medical deferrals for COVID-19 vaccines.

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:

  • meets requirements; 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.
  • No usage reporting or any other data go to the Yukon government, the store providers (Apple and Google) or any other party.
  • 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.

How does the app and QR code work?

The app scans the QR code from a Proof of Vaccination Credential (PVC) and then indicates the person's vaccination status.

The app automatically confirms that the PVC has not been tampered with and was issued by an authorized organization, such as a government.

The verifier app does not require access to the internet to verify a QR code.

The verifier app occasionally uses the internet to update itself with the latest version.

It reads any QR code from any issuer, such as another province or territory that follows Canada’s PVC federal specification, like the Yukon’s does.

It then applies the Yukon’s current rules for vaccination to the QR code – even if it came from a province or territory with different rules.

Contact: 

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