The Ontario government is making the enhanced vaccine certificate with an official QR code and the free, made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, available for download. Together, these tools will make it easier, more secure and convenient for individuals to provide proof of vaccination where required to do so and for businesses and organizations to verify vaccine certificates while protecting people’s privacy.
To ensure a smooth user experience, the province initially made the enhanced vaccine certificates available for download in cohorts. Enhanced vaccine certificates with official QR codes were made available for download from the COVID-19 vaccination portal over three days based on birth month:
- October 15, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between January and April
- October 16, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between May and August
- October 17, 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: All individuals born between September to December
Starting today, October 18 at 6:00 a.m, the portal is now open for any individual to download their enhanced vaccine certificate, regardless of their birth month.
The current vaccine receipt without a QR code remains valid and will continue to be accepted. Ontarians will need to continue to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organizations.
In addition, businesses and organizations can now download the free Verify Ontario app from the Apple App and Google Play stores. The made-in-Ontario app has been designed to help businesses by making it quicker and easier to confirm if a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while protecting their privacy. The app never stores personal information and only shows the minimum amount of information necessary to confirm vaccination
Download the Verify Ontario App: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/verify
Download Your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations: