Immunization records at your fingertips with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)

Immunization is a life-long process, let MCIR help keep you on track.

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The Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), developed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, allows individuals 18 and older who have received immunizations in Michigan quick and easy access to their immunization record.

In 1998, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services originally developed the MCIR database for childhood immunizations to make records easily accessible for doctor’s offices, pharmacies, local health departments, schools, and childcare centers. The system has been so successful that in 2006, it was made available to Michiganders of all ages.

Before electronic medical records and MCIR, a green booklet served as your immunization record. Overtime, paper may be easily misplaced or possibly inaccurate if you forgot to bring it along when you received a vaccine.  The numerous benefits of MCIR have minimized inaccuracies, over-vaccination, and the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Michigan Immunization Portal lists three easy steps to obtain and download your Immunization Record:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Create or Sign-in to your MiLogin account.
  • Upload your valid government issued Photo ID. This can be a Michigan driver’s license, or passport. Please note that the information you uploaded is not stored or saved in the system.

Additionally, you can contact your doctor's office or local health department to obtain a copy of your records or the file can be sent by mail or fax upon request.

Your childhood immunizations may not be in the system if you were born prior to December 31, 1993. MCIR suggests reaching out to your doctor's office or local health department to update your records.

If you have been vaccinated in a different state, you can request your records be sent to your doctor's office or local health department or bring a copy of your records to your next appointment.

Immunization is a life-long process, and MCIR can help you stay on track with your immunizations.

If you have additional questions, please refer to MCIR Frequently asked questions website.

Talk with your health care provider about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. To learn more about vaccinations and vaccine preventable diseases, visit Michigan State University Extension’s, Michigan Vaccine Project, a program committed to providing evidence-based resources, so you and your family can make informed health and vaccine decisions.

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