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You should think carefully before packing your vaccine card

Here's what you should know about laminating your coveted vaccine card.

Atlanta (CNN) – Vaccine eligibility in the United States is expanding rapidly, and so is popularity Small white card for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Whereas, plans to create a standardized vaccination guide are: It is still under development, Many are keeping Covid-19 vaccine cards as a potential form of social currency.

And companies, like Staples and Depot OfficeTo help keep them safe Free plating.

While it may be tempting to wrap your vaccine card as quickly as possible, you should take your time and make sure you have thought about a few things beforehand.

Here’s what you should know about the desirable vaccine label packaging.

Double check your information

If you are getting a two-dose vaccine, make sure you receive and document both doses on your label before you package it.

Carefully check all of your information – including your name, date of birth, and the date and location of the vaccine – to make sure it’s accurate.

Make sure you have a backup copy

You should definitely create a backup copy of your card before packaging it.

Dr. Lena Wayne, an emergency physician and professor of public health at George Washington University, told CNN that she recommends taking a picture of the card after each dose.

She said: “Take a picture after taking the first shot, and then after the second as well, in case the actual card is lost.” “Keep the picture on your phone, and email yourself a copy, to be safe.”

Wen said she also recommends that the card be photocopied and kept in the same place as other important documents, such as your birth certificate.

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Then, if you want to swipe your card, Wen says “Go get it.”

Find out what to do if your card is damaged or lost

There are concerns that the lamination process could damage the cards, smear the ink, or make it unreadable.

But even if your card is damaged during the lamination process, there are options.

If your card is damaged or lost, you will need to contact your vaccine provider to get another one.

If you are having trouble contacting your provider, you can visit CDC Handbook State Department of Health Immunization Information Systems (IIS).

While the CDC itself does not contain vaccination log information, service providers are required to report vaccinations to IIS or their state registry. Call the phone number or email address listed in your state to access your record and get your new card.

Evidence is the most important thing – armored or not

Some are concerned that obtaining their vaccine cards will cause problems in the future if booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are needed.

However, Wayne says don’t worry.

“If you end up getting a boost after that, you can always have a different card,” she said. “I will not allow this to be a deterrent.”

In the end, the thing that beats everything is proof – laminated or not.

Wen said, “Lamination is not necessary if you also follow all the other steps mentioned above.” “The key is to obtain evidence of vaccination easily.”

As long as you have your card, you are in a good place. Just remember not to do that Share it On social media.

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