How to Find Your Immunization Records
Many people lose track of their immunization records and want to be
able to replace the information in the fastest way possible.
California is streamlining access to digital immunization records,
making it easier for you and your doctors to verify and securely
access past vaccinations.
Here are some helpful tips on finding your/your child’s old immunization records.
Tips for Finding Immunization Records
— Search Online or At Home —
Digital Vaccine Record Portal: Get a digital copy of your vaccine record from the
California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is
a secure, confidential, statewide computerized immunization
information system for California residents.If you are a parent or
guardian and have multiple vaccine records associated with a single
cell phone number or email address, enter each Digital Vaccine
Record request separately.
- Troubleshoot Problems with Digital Record
- Note: Your Digital Vaccine Record may not be complete if some or all your vaccine doses were not reported to the California Immunization Registry.
- For assistance with CAIR2, please contact the CAIR2 Help Desk at 1-800-578-7889 or via email at CAIRHelpDesk@cdph.ca.gov.
Look around your home: Search through old papers,
baby books, and school or camp forms. Ask family members, such as your parents or grandparents, if they kept your childhood records.
— Call/Request from Providers and Organizations —
Doctor's office, local public health department, or neighborhood
clinic where your vaccines were given. If vaccines were given at
more than one clinic, this may take several phone calls.
- Note: Old patient records may be stored at a medical record storage company and may not be readily accessible.
- Child care, schools, and colleges or other post-secondary institutions that you or your child attended. They may be able to look up older immunization records.
Military Branch where you served. Military records may
be a place to find your immunization history for those who have
served in the military. Download this form for requesting health
information from the Veteran's Administration (PDF).
- Note: Typically, immunization records from military providers are not shared with registries, therefore it is the responsibility of healthcare providers to input those doses into CAIR2.
- Immunization Unit Homepage — Find resources for healthcare providers, parents, and the general public, including information on vaccine education, vaccine records, and immunization data.
- Vaccines for All Ages and Stages of Life — Learn more about which vaccines are recommended at different stages in life.
- Immunization Requirements for Child Care and TK/K-12 Schools — Find information and resources for Child Care and TK/K-12 School Immunization Requirements.
- Travel Vaccines — Look over travel vaccine resources and immunization requirements for your out-of-country itinerary.