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Approved Companies Offering COVID-19 Digital Vaccine Cards

Last updated September 10, 2021

Valid forms of vaccination proof include a valid photo ID and:

  • Original, copy or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card (or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction); or
  • documentation from a healthcare provider; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California available by going to; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by another State, local, or foregin governmental jurisdictions; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by an approved private company.

The following companies provide digital vaccine cards approved for use by San Francisco businesses:

  • Bindle (businesses using this must also check against photo ID)
  • CLEAR HealthPass
  • CommonPass (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID)
  • VaxYes (using their level 2 verification)
  • UCHealth -Colorado (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID)
  • UCSF MyChart (businesses using this must also check against photo ID)

Businesses may also want to download the SMART Health Card Verifier App, which is free to use as a reader for the QR codes provided by most of these apps.

If you would like to have another third-party vaccine verification application listed here, please submit a request to

Your request should address how vaccine records are verified, how the app verifies the identity of the vaccine recipient, and how consumer privacy is maintained. Additionally, please outline how accessibility is achieved including the cost of access for an individual submitting their vaccine record, availability in multiple language and on what platforms the app is available (Android, iOS etc).


Safer Return Together

On September 10, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer revised Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together to make clear that masking and regular testing is not as protective of public heath as full vaccination.  Masking and regular testing are minimum safety requirements.  The update further clarifies that covered businesses and governmental entities may require additional safety measures for those exempt personnel.  It lists a number of factors employers may consider. In addition, the Order makes clear it doesn’t limit the ability of any covered  business or governmental entity under applicable law to determine whether they are unable to offer a reasonable accommodation to unvaccinated personnel with an approved exemption. A Redline is available. C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer. Please see the FAQ for more information on C19-07y.

Note: On June 15, 2021, the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy was replaced by statewide COVID-19 guidance for certain settings. The San Francisco Health Officer's declaration of a health emergency arising from the pandemic will continue to be in effect.