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What to do if you can’t find your vaccination records in Colorado through the CIIS to see if you are in the $1 million sweepstakes

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Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:00 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Many people have reached out to 11 News concerned they aren’t in the running for one of the five drawings featuring a $1 million prize for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first drawing has already passed. 11 News learned anyone who received a vaccine dose through the Department of Defense was not entered in the first drawing, because the information from the DoD had not been entered into the state’s immunization portal (CIIS Portal). It isn’t clear if the situation will be resolved for the second drawing. One of the requirements to get entered in the sweepstakes is to be in the CIIS portal, but officials with the state assure 11 News 99 percent of people who received at least one dose of the vaccine are in the drawing, even if they can’t find their information through the portal.

The state recently updated their information on the Colorado Comeback Cash sweepstakes concerning the portal. There’s now a number you can call for assistance if you want to make certain you are in the running:

Why can’t I find my vaccination records in CIIS’s online portal?

If you have been unable to verify your immunization information through the online Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) portal, it is most likely because the information your health care provider reported does not exactly match what you are entering in the portal. When searching through the portal, the following fields must match exactly what the provider entered: first name, last name, date of birth, gender, and mobile phone number and/or email address. Because CIIS has records of all vaccinations entered by Colorado providers, not just COVID-19 vaccinations, you may have an older phone number or email address associated with your name in the system. If a friend or family member scheduled your vaccine appointment for you, their phone number or email address may be associated with your information.

If you are unable to find your information in the portal, call Colorado’s vaccine hotline for assistance at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

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