Immunization Records

The Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) is a database that tracks the immunizations (vaccines) given to people in the state of Michigan. Doctors’ offices, local health departments, and MCIR can provide records to you for these immunizations.

Due to privacy concerns, immunization records cannot be emailed or accessed online.

Please note: We are not able to replace lost or damaged COVID-19 vaccine cards. However, COVID-19 vaccinations given in Michigan are recorded in a statewide database called the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)You can request a copy of your official MCIR immunization record using the options below. This record will include your COVID-19 vaccine if it was administered in Michigan. 

How to get an immunization record

If you live in Michigan, here are your options:

  • Option 1: Contact your primary care doctor's office. They can usually print an immunization record for you. Make sure to ask for a copy of your actual MCIR Record if you would like it to appear as the official State of Michigan immunization record with the State of Michigan seal. Otherwise, the doctor's office may just provide a printout of your vaccines from your health portal, which typically looks less official and may not be accepted by certain agencies or countries as proof of vaccination.
  • Option 2: Request your immunization record directly from MCIR by completing and submitting this form. The form can only be submitted by mail or fax (not electronically). Requests from MCIR can take up to 14 business days to process. 
  • Option 3: Contact your local health department. The Washtenaw County Health Department can issue an immunization record for any Michigan resident. Please call our main number at 734-544-6700 and press option 3 for immunizations and other clinical services, and our staff will be able to assist. You will need to make an appointment to pick up the records in person at our Ypsilanti office. Records cannot be mailed or emailed. If you get a voicemail message when calling, please leave your name, date of birth, phone number, and message stating you need a copy of your official immunization record. Staff will return your call within one business day. A small fee may apply. (The records are typically $5.00 each, and cap off at $15.00 a family. If we provide a service to you such as a vaccine, TB skin test, or sexual health services, you may receive your immunization record free of charge at your visit/appointment.)

If you live out of state, here are your options:

  • Option 1: Go to your doctor’s office or the local health department where you live, and have them request the information from us. Our phone number is 734-544-6700 and our secure fax number is 734-544-6707. They will verify your identity and fax a Release of Information (ROI) form to us. We will then fax back your immunization record. No fees apply if we send the record directly to a health department or a doctor’s office.
  • Option 2: Request your immunization record directly from MCIR by completing and submitting this form. The form can only be submitted by mail or fax (not electronically). Requests from MCIR can take up to 14 business days to process.