VaxCheckNS Vaccine Card Verifier is the official mobile application from the Government of Nova Scotia for businesses to verify Nova Scotia Vaccine Cards.

The app allows businesses to validate the COVID-19 vaccination status from Nova Scotia issued vaccination records by scanning a QR code. Once scanned the app will show whether a resident has met the conditions by showing a green or red status.

The app will require access to your camera in order to scan QR codes.

Verification is done locally on the device without communicating with the internet

The app will periodically check for updates to vaccine protection rules as a background process and present a warning message if the scanning device is unable to check for updates after seven days. To ensure that the guidelines are kept up to date, businesses and organizations are asked to connect their scanning device(s) to the internet to complete the update.

The app leverages Microsoft Application Center Diagnostics ( and Analytics ) to collect limited non-personal and de-identified diagnostic and usage data for support purposes. While offline, this data may be temporarily cached on the device prior to it being transmitted

Diagnostic and usage data captured includes:
• Scanning device Information such as device type, and OS information
• De-identified usage data including daily sessions per device, session duration and language
• Details for QR code failure scenarios including the issuer of the QR code (e.g. Province, Country) and reason for failure (e.g. does not meet public health guidelines, invalid QR code)
• Application code details triggered by unexpected errors.

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Updated Health Rules

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

StarStrike ,

All Province Support.

Needs support for other provinces qr codes that follow the federal standard.

Jonny Nolet ,

Proud Nova Scotian

Thank you for the cautious, measured approach to navigating this pandemic. Also, I hope you’ll let people know that with iOS 15.1, you can add your vaccination record to the Health app and Apple Wallet!

jmac1126 ,


how am i supposed to log in if i don’t have my vaccination card printed out

App Privacy

The developer, Province of Nova Scotia, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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