Gov. John Bel Edwards announced July 8, 2022, that Louisiana parents can now add their child’s vaccination status to the LA Wallet app, which stores a legally accepted digital copy of one’s Louisiana driver’s license and COVID-19 vaccination card. (Photo credit: Wes Muller/Louisiana Illuminator)
Louisiana parents can now add their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status to the LA Wallet app, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday.
The LA Wallet app stores a legally accepted digital copy of one’s Louisiana driver’s license or identification card. Last year, the state added a COVID-19 vaccination status feature called the SMART Health Card. Until now, it was only available for individuals.
A parent or guardian can open the app and add a dependent’s vaccination status through the SMART Health Card feature.
“As a parent, I know the importance of having our family’s healthcare information at my fingertips,” Dr. Courtney Phillips, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, said in a news release from the governor’s office. “This is another great tool to help families better manage their healthcare.”
As of June 1, more than 825,000 residents have added their SMART Health Card to LA Wallet, representing nearly 60% of the app’s 1.4 million active users.
“CDC and LDH recommend all children 6 months and above be vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, after parents get their eligible children vaccinated, they know they have a convenient, secure way to access their own family’s healthcare information,” Edwards said. “This new feature in LA Wallet is another important step forward in meeting people where they are and helping bring back Louisiana for families throughout our state.”
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