New Jersey residents can now get access to their COVID vaccination record through the smartphone app, Docket, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
The Docket app is available through both the Apple and Google Play app stores in English and Spanish.
Murphy, during a COVID-19 briefing on Monday, stressed that the program is meant to help residents but should not be considered a vaccine passport.
“To be absolutely clear, this is not a passport,” Murphy said.
Murphy said Docket is intended only to give residents easy access to their COVID vaccination record, especially if their vaccination card has been damaged or lost.
And while the information available through Docket is currently limited to a resident’s COVID vaccination record, Murphy said it soon will be broadened to provide the entire record from the New Jersey Immunization Information System.
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the Docket app will quicken the turnaround time for those who want a copy of their COVID-19 immunization history.
The previous process, she said, involved submitting a request form and supportive documentation – a process that could take several days.
Persichilli said if a resident received their COVID-19 vaccine out of state, their records may not be available, but that the department is working to obtain records for New Jersey residents vaccinated in other states.
Persichilli said the app adheres to federal and state standards for data security and privacy.