In the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Fact Sheet, ODH outlines many forms of ID that could be used to verify someone’s identity. Specifically, it is important to note that an ID should be accepted regardless of expiration date or place of origin.

The vaccine provider will need identification to verify your identity, name, and age. You do not need to show proof of citizenship or residency status. Your identification will still be accepted if it is expired or from another state or country. You may need additional documentation to show that you are eligible to receive your vaccine (employee ID, paystub, etc.). Check with your provider to confirm what documentation you need for your appointment.

Some acceptable forms of identification are listed below:

  • Driver’s license or any photo ID, regardless of expiration date or place of origin
  • Active/retired military ID
  • Physician statement (including shot records)
  • Census records
  • Adoption records
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Birth certificate: Birth record, either original or certified copy
  • Consulate ID or matricula consular
  • Department of State forms.
    • Military service records (DD-214)
    • Certification of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States (FS-545)
    • Certification of Report of Birth Abroad of a United States Citizen (DS-1350)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (FS-240)
  •  Passport or a passport card
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Permanent resident card
  • Application for replacement naturalization/citizenship document.

We request that all forms of ID be considered, regardless of expiration or place of origin. By following these guidelines, we can help reach vulnerable populations who may fear coming forward for vaccination because they do not have standard or up-to-date paperwork.

If you have any questions, please call the ODH Provider Call Center between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 1-844-9ODHVAX (1-844-963- 4829) or email [email protected]. You also may visit the ODH COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Information Training page for additional information and resources.

-Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Relations Team