Vaccination against Covid-19 is increasingly becoming a ticket of entry into restaurants, gyms and indoor performances – or all of the above, if you’re a New York City resident. Rather than misplace your vaccination card, you can log your vaccination status on your phone to use as proof as you reenter public spaces. You’ve got a few options for confirming you’ve been vaccinated, from scannable QR codes to scanned documents that live among your digital files, versions of “vaccine passports” that can get you in venues that only allow vaccinated patrons. Here’s how to record your vaccination record on your phone so your small, CDC-issued vaccination card can stay safe at home. Use your state’s approved provider Some states allow residents access to a digital vaccine record: Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Dakota, Washington and West Virginia (plus Washington, DC) use the free service MyIR Mobile; Californians can visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov to access their records and New Yorkers can use the app Excelsior Pass, which we’ll use as an example. To use Excelsior Pass: Users of Excelsior Pass and California’s My Vaccine Record will receive a QR code that businesses can scan to confirm patrons are vaccinated against Covid-19. But both services are specific to these states: If you weren’t vaccinated in California or New York, you won’t be able to access your information with these apps. Use an app you trust Several apps that consumers already use as entry through airport security or into sporting events can hold your proof of vaccination. Insider lists Clear, CommonPass and VeriFly as reputable apps for storing this information (we’ll use Clear as an example below). Apps like Clear rely on biometrics – namely, detailed scans of your face – to verify information, so the standard privacy concerns apply. To upload your vaccination card to Clear: Scan your card with your phone If your state doesn’t use an app to verify vaccination status, the Wall Street Journal’s Nicole Nguyen suggests scanning your vaccination card with your phone camera. Both iPhone and Android phones have document-scanning capabilities. iPhone users can scan their pass without downloading an app. Android users will need to download Google Drive. (iPhone users can also use the Google Drive app if they have it.) Digital vaccination records may be the most convenient way to prove your Covid-19 vaccination status going forward – and your ticket back to normalcy.