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How to Store Your COVID Vaccine Card (+ What to Do if You Lose It)

Updated: Feb 24, 2022


You've been vaccinated! YAY! Now, what do you do with your vaccine card? How can you keep your vaccine card safe and what should you do if you lose it? Take a peek at these suggestions:


1) To Laminate or Not to Laminate:


Some businesses are offering free lamination for COVID vaccine cards. This is a nice gesture, however some caution against laminating your card for the following reasons: 1) the card could be damaged in the lamination process and 2) as booster doses are needed the card will need to be updated and this will be difficult if it's laminated.


Not all feel that lamination is bad, though. Some argue that it WILL keep your card safe and that laminating shouldn't be much of a problem because with additional booster doses you could simply be given a separate card anyway.



2) Take a Photo


Taking a photo of your card is an excellent way to make sure you always have a copy of it. You can also scan a copy of the card as well. Store the photo or image on your phone or desktop computer. You can also print out a copy of the card and keep the photocopy in your wallet or purse. These methods allow you to keep your original card at home so it stays in a safe place.


3) Get a Card Protector


Many companies are now selling COVID Vaccine card protectors. You can purchase these or simply use a plastic card or paper holder that you have around the house. This could help protect your vaccine card as well.


4) Store in a Safe Place


Keep your vaccine card where you keep other valuable items. Store with your passports or other ID cards, a safe, or any other location in your home that you feel is safe. Remember, it's probably best to keep the original card safe at home and keep a copy in your wallet/purse (see #2).


5) What to Do if You Lose Your Card


If you lose your vaccine card or if it gets damaged, the CDC states you can do the following:

  • Contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record.

  • If you can’t reach the vaccination provider, contact your state health department’s immunization information system. You can find your state info here.

  • If you enrolled in v-safe or VaxText, you can access your vaccination information through those tools.


I hope this is helpful! Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen Caudle is a Family Doctor & Associate Professor at Rowan University, an On-air health expert, and a video creator. Please sign up for her free newsletter and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for daily health videos. Purchase comfy and stylish COVID vaccine shirts (and donate to the Red Cross by doing so) here.




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Sergiy Sergiy
Sergiy Sergiy
3月20日

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Diamond Diamond Rose
Diamond Diamond Rose
2021年4月10日

Thank you so much for this. I really love your videos and happy I found you 🦋

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Dr. Jen Caudle
Dr. Jen Caudle
2021年4月10日
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Thanks so much! Glad it’s helpful!

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Dr. Jen Caudle
2021年4月10日
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Yay!

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不明なメンバー
2021年4月10日

Thank you for the information on saving your vaccine card. I carry it in my wallet all the time and it is causing damage to my card.( I carry so much stuff in my wallet and purse). Lol

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Dr. Jen Caudle
Dr. Jen Caudle
2021年4月10日
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Ah I see!

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