New immunizations app allows Idahoans convenient, simple, and secure access to their own records

July 5, 2022
Sarah Leeds, Idaho Immunization Program, Division of Public Health

Idahoans now have a simple, secure way to see their immunization records on their mobile devices if they choose. It’s secure, easy to use, and very convenient when you need to provide your or your children’s immunization records for travel, or for registration for child care or school.

Docket is an application available in mobile app stores that searches Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Information System (IRIS) using name, date of birth, and sex to display immunization records on a mobile device. Phone number verification is required.

The app displays vaccination history to anyone with a record in IRIS whose access has been authenticated through the app.

Who can use Docket?

Anyone at least 18 years of age with a vaccine record in IRIS can use the Docket® app to review their own immunization records or to review the immunization records of someone for whom they are the parent/legal guardian or authorized personal representative, usually for a minor child or vulnerable adult.

What data are stored in Docket?

The data are the same as what is contained in IRIS, which is Idaho’s secure, statewide immunization information system. Data include limited demographic information such as your name and phone number, details about what vaccines have been received and when.  

Based on algorithms in IRIS, previous vaccine administration dates are used to predict whether additional vaccines are due. A patient should always check with their health care provider before receiving additional vaccines.

Docket users can delete their search history in the app, which deletes the corresponding records from Docket. Users can also delete their Docket accounts, which deletes everything associated with the user’s Docket account, but does not impact their records in IRIS.

Is my personal data secure? Who can access my data?

Your personal and health data are securely stored and securely transmitted. Access is only allowed to someone who has verified they have the legal authority to access a specific immunization record.

Will I be able to access my complete vaccination history?

The app displays all your immunization records that are entered into IRIS by your healthcare or vaccine provider(s). This may be the complete history, but there may be missing records in some cases. There are various reasons why your complete immunization history may not be in IRIS (vaccines received many years ago from previous providers or from providers in another state); please check with your healthcare provider(s) if your record is not up to date.

If you have received vaccines in other states, they may not show up on this app because those out-of-state records have not been entered into IRIS by your healthcare provider.

Is the app required if I want to see my immunization records?

No, but it can make accessing your immunization record simple and convenient. The Docket app provides secure and easy access to your immunization information. Other ways to get this information include making a request to your or your child’s healthcare provider(s), or by submitting a Record Request to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. 

Can I use this as a vaccine passport?

The Docket app is not a vaccine passport, but it does provide a QR code for COVID-19 vaccinations that may be required for some travel or out-of-state events

How do I sign up?

To get started, download the free app by searching for “Docket” on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Or go to Docket® to download the app.

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Sarah Leeds is the manager of the Idaho Immunization Program in the Division of Public Health.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.