If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at an NC CVS or Walgreens, you can now go online to check your records

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — If you received your COVID-19 shot or booster at CVS, Walgreens, or any other North Carolina store participating in the federal pharmacy program, you can now view your records online.

The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the change on Friday.

Before being able to login to this site To verify your records, you must activate your portal by calling the Vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4576 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekends.

The system was a source of some confusion because until now, people vaccinated in these drugstore chains, or supermarkets like Harris Teeter, could not consult their records online.

This raised concerns that the state’s vaccine management system did not include people vaccinated at these locations and were considered unvaccinated if they ended up being admitted to hospitals.

A fact check found that these fears were unfounded, because although these records were until now unable to be checked by the patients themselves, hospitals and other healthcare providers have always had access to them.

“The latest update to the COVID-19 Vaccine Portal makes it easier for more North Carolinas to access their own data and stay current on COVID-19 vaccination,” said Dr. Susan Kansagra, agency senior deputy director for the public health division.

The NCDHHS said people who were vaccinated outside of North Carolina, in a military setting or in tribal and or urban Indian health facilities, should contact their provider directly as they will not be able to view their records through the website.

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