Vaccinated outside of New York State? You can still get the Excelsior Pass

News release

WATERTOWN, NY —  In order to accommodate individuals that received their
Covid-19 vaccine outside of NYS who would like to obtain and use the Excelsior Pass, the Jefferson County Public Health Service (JCPHS) will be available to enter your vaccination information into the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) at 531 Meade Street, Watertown on June 25th 9am-12pm. This will be on a walk-in basis only during these times. You must present the CDC Covid-19 Vaccination card along with picture identification and have a NYS address. As JCPHS is a healthcare facility, facial coverings are required regardless of vaccination status. Those that have been vaccinated for Covid-19 in
NYS are already entered into NYSIIS and are able to obtain their Excelsior Pass on their phone or computer.

Excelsior Pass is a fast, free, voluntary and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results that is supporting New Yorkers building back better and safer than ever before. Users who received their vaccine in New York State who are interested in opting in to use Excelsior Pass can learn more and retrieve their Pass here. If you choose to participate, you can download the Excelsior Pass Wallet app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions to retrieve your Pass after you have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 in the State of New York.

Alternatively, you may retrieve your Pass from the Excelsior Pass website at From the website, you can print a paper Pass, take a screenshot of your Pass, save it to the Excelsior Pass Wallet mobile app, or add it to your smartphone’s native wallet.

Your data is private and secure with Excelsior Pass. Your personal data will not be used for sales or marketing purposes or shared with a third party, other than for the sole purpose of validating COVID-19 vaccination or test results. Excelsior Pass gives you the ability to maintain control of your personal data and share it in a manner that is secure, verifiable and trusted. When your Pass is scanned, the Excelsior Pass Scanner app collects analytics about the type of Pass and the result of the scan. No personal information from Passes is collected or stored. More information about the security and privacy of Excelsior Pass is available in
these NYS FAQs.