What You Should Do If You Lose or Damage Your COVID Vaccine Card

By on February 15, 2022 0 436Views

As COVID-19 vaccine requirements remaining in certain cities and travel destinations,  individuals may be concerned about keeping their vaccination record in a safe location.  If you lose or damage your COVID vaccine card, here is what you need to do.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo is on the COVID vaccination cards, they do not not have the information available to print off new ones for patients. Those looking to obtain a new COVID vaccine card should contact their state health departments or direct health providers. This is the first step to be taken to obtain a new card.

Health Care Providers
If you need to obtain a new COVID vaccine card because your original card is lost or damaged, the first step to take is to contact you’re the health care provider that administered the shot. Whether it be your doctor, clinic or drug store, companies, including CVS and Walgreen’s, will keep records of those vaccinations and will be able to help individuals get new cards.

State Information Systems
If you having difficulty obtaining a new card from your provider, the next step is to contact your state health department. They should have the resources to guide you through their Immunization Information System. By law, vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations. Click here to contact the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Add Your Vaccine Card to Your Phone
Having a digital copy of your COVID vacation record can prevent a lost vaccination card and can provide easier use. Apple and Android have ways to access digital proof of vaccination as an added way to avoid losing the physical vaccination card, For information of how to add your vaccine card to your Apple and Android devices click on links.