At a press conference on Thursday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé revealed that the province will be offering electronic proof of vaccination to Quebecers who have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine starting on Thursday, May 13.\nDubé described this proof as "a QR code that will be provided by email to Quebecers." Here's what you need to know.\nEditor's Choice: 2 Friends Won $1M From Loto-Québec After Joking That They Had An Unclaimed Ticket\n\nWhat's this vaccination proof all about?\nThis emailed proof of vaccination will be similar to the paper copy you'll receive after you get your first dose, said Dubé.\nIn a nutshell, it's an additional layer of vaccine proof that you can always have access to if you lose the paper they give you at the clinic.\n"The piece of paper that you receive when you get vaccinated is just proof that you have been vaccinated," the health minister explained.\n"We will send an email and that person will be asked: Would you like to receive a QR code? And then, that person will confirm by email and we'll send it to them."\nDubé explained that the QR code will contain information on the vaccine an individual received, as well as the dates they got their dose.\nQuebecers will have an option to get an updated code once they get their second dose.\n\nIs this like a vaccine passport?\nDubé was adamant that this isn't a vaccine passport.\n"Right now, the piece of paper that you receive when you get vaccinated is just a proof that you have been vaccinated. It's not a passport. [...] So, that's the same thing. We just go from paper to digital. That's the first step."\nWill there eventually be a vaccination passport?\nThat much is unclear. But Dubé said the ministry has "asked public health to do intensive work on it."\nHe suggested officials would get back to the public to share possible uses of the proof of vaccination.\nNational Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda added that there are ethical questions about possible vaccine passports to sort out first.\n"What we want to do here is a good analysis, given the ethical and other issues. I think there may be a use for it. [...] We're not saying no, we're saying we're looking at it."