Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday unveiled a new portal that will allow Maryland residents to access vaccination records online at no cost.
Users will be able to view and print official copies of their vaccination records, and those of their family members, on demand via MD.MyIR.net — without an additional request to a health care provider.
“This free portal will be a great resource for all Marylanders — patients and health care practitioners alike,” said MDH Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Not only is it a tool to help improve vaccination rates, but it will also help reduce the administrative burden of vaccination record requests.”
“Having easy access to records is the first step in staying up-to-date on vaccinations,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Frances B. Phillips. “This portal will help empower patients to take greater control over their health.”
MD.MyIR.net is part of a pilot program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer. The portal is linked to ImmuNet, the state’s immunization information system, where health care practitioners upload and store vaccination records.
Using a simple, one-time registration process, users can create an account via MD.MyIR.net, with the option to add family members. After the account is activated, users are able to view and print official copies of their vaccination records. The records will be accepted by schools, daycare facilities, camps, employers, state agencies and other organizations that require proof of immunization.
The system is HIPAA-compliant and records are only available to authorized users.
For more information, visit MD.MyIR.net.