Websites to confirm that vaccine records are in the state lottery drawing database show “no matches” for some.
Seattle – Some vaccinated Washington residents who are trying to confirm that information about the COVID-19 vaccine is in the state system are facing problems that confirm it was there before the lottery draws.
Several people reported “no match” prompts on websites where they were told to check their entries, making some wonder if their information was available for the lottery.
The first draw for vaccinated Washington is on June 8. The Washington State Lottery will use a random number generation system to conduct two draws, one for Washington residents over the age of 1
“Actually, I’d like to see the recording,” said Monti Buric, who received his vaccine against COVID a few months ago.
Buric said he tried to check his entry online before announcing the lottery and could not find such entries at the time.
After Gov. Jay Insley announced that Washington would participate in a vaccine lottery, Buric tried again to search for his entries on two websites provided by the Washington Department of Health. These websites are MyIRMobile and MyIR, two online options for reviewing immunization records and accessing COVID-19 vaccination certificates. He did not find a match on any of the websites when he registered.
“So we’re asking where are all the records?” Buric said.
The database, known as the Washington State Immunization Information System, will be where the state lottery will draw winners in the Lifelong Shot Lottery.
A spokesman for the Washington Department of Health said there may be cases where phone numbers or emails are not sent to the system.
“However, the lack of an immediate match in MyIRMobile is not an indication that patient data is not recorded in WA IIS. Most likely, if someone received vaccination from a provider in Washington state, their vaccination record was passed to WA IIS within 72 hours of their vaccine provider, “Health Ministry spokeswoman Shelby Anderson said in an email.
The Ministry of Health has a website dedicated to several options on how to search for immunization records stored in the state database. The department recommends using the chat feature on the MyIRMobile website to help match records.
Another option is to call 833-VAX-HELP for assistance.
Buric said he would try calling the number as his next option, but felt the process was disappointing so far.
“I think you will see a lot of people arguing about those who haven’t checked it yet. You will probably face an unpleasant surprise when they go to check it out,” Buric said.