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Ask a Reporter: How can I prove I'm vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Question: What is acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how do I get one?


Answer: Catie Armstrong, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, explains proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

“When you get vaccinated, you should receive a vaccination card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it and where you received it.

“Keep the card in a safe spot and take a picture of it just in case it gets misplaced. Some people with access to email will also receive an email with proof of vaccination.

“Many North Carolinians can also access their COVID-19 vaccine information in the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Portal, if they received the COVID-19 vaccine from a North Carolina provider and provided an email address to the provider.

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“If you received your vaccine from a pharmacy (e.g., CVS or Walgreens) or from another federal vaccine provider (such as the US Department of Defense), you will need to get your vaccine information directly from that provider or the CDC vaccination card provided as it is not available in the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Portal.

“If people lose their vaccine card or have questions about accessing their vaccine records, they should contact their vaccine provider.”

Q: Will you please publish the website for the driver’s license online renewal? I haven’t received the card and my license expires later this month.


A: To get to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles online driver’s license renewal page, go to and click on “Renew License or ID.”

When the new page pops up, click on “Get Started” and the system will walk you through the process

There is an additional $3 fee from PayIt, the vendor that runs the online service. That money goes directly to PayIt.

— Melissa Hall, Winston-Salem Journal

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