COVID-19 Vaccination Card: Protection and Replacement

Posted September 8, 2021 Coronavirus, Expert Tips ,
Vaccine Cards

Keeping Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card Safe  

Just about everyone who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been provided a vaccine card.  As you would expect, the cards include important information about the type of vaccine you received, as well as the date and site where the dose(s) were administered.

As vaccine cards are becoming increasingly more important and may potentially be needed in the workplace as proof of vaccination status or required for certain activities outside of work, it’s important that vaccinated individuals keep their vaccine cards safe.   Common sense steps to protect your card:

  1. Store it in a safe place
  2. Take a photo of the card – ideally on a phone so you have an electronic record
  3. Consider using a protective sleeve

If you’ve lost your card, or never received a card, consider these resources:

According to the CDC, if you have lost or never received your COVID-19 vaccine card, the first action you should take is to contact your vaccination provider site directly to find out how you can get a card.

If you are unable to contact the vaccination provider directly, other options include:

  • Contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS) (e.g. PA Department of Health site). They can find state IIS information on the CDC’s website. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems.
  • If enrolled in v-safe or VaxText after your first vaccine dose, you can access your vaccination information using these tools as well.

If you have made every effort to locate your vaccination card and are still unable to get a copy or replacement, you should contact a vaccination provider for more information.


Please note that the information contained in this posting is designed to provide general awareness in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not provided as legal, medical, or tax advice, nor is it intended to address all concerns in your workplace or for public health. No representation is made as to the sufficiency for your specific company’s needs. This post should be reviewed by your legal counsel or tax consultant before use.