COVID-19: Alberta Vaccination Records Website Up Again; investigation into possible privacy violation ongoing | The Canadian News

The website that Albertans must use to access their vaccination records is now up and running as an investigation continues into whether a technical error on the site resulted in privacy violations, according to Health Minister Jason Copping.

Copping provided the update during a news conference Monday afternoon that was intended to provide Albertans with the latest information on the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The technical issue has since been resolved, and the updated QR code vaccine registry is now available for printing or downloading at,” he said.

Beginning November 24, Albertans were supposed to be able to download a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine registration QR code. However, hours after the codes became available, the government shut down the website after problems were reported.

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The new QR codes are offered to Albertans who plan to travel domestically and internationally and will comply with federal travel requirements.

Copping said the investigation into the problem is exploring how many Albertans could have been affected if there was a privacy breach. Last week, the government said the problem “does not appear to be caused by a security breach in the system.”

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“Protecting Albertans’ personal information is essential and, on behalf of the Alberta government, I apologize … (for) this possible violation and I want to thank all Albertans for their patience as we work to resolve this problem, “Copping said Monday.

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“Additional controls have been put in place to prevent this from happening again.”

Copping assured Albertans that the QR code record “is not connected to any other medical or personal information.”

“The investigation is still ongoing and we will update everyone once it is completed,” he said.

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