How to Preserve Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

Photo by Mark Cornelison of a woman receiving a covid vaccine shot in her arm.
Photo by Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 26, 2021) — As vaccinations become more widely available, you might want to think about carrying your vaccination card with you when traveling. While it is not an international requirement, some destinations, cruise lines and venues are already requiring travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Here are some tips and tricks to help preserve your vaccination card.

  • Take a photo of your vaccination card to keep on your phone, so you’ll have it as a backup.
  • Laminate your card, or place it in a protective sleeve, to make it more durable if you plan to carry it around. Bonus tip! A number of companies are offering free vaccine card lamination.
  • When not using it, make sure to keep your vaccination card in a safe place so you don’t lose it.
  • Bonus, bonus tip! Businesses across the country are offering perks to those with a vaccination card. Another reason to keep your card safe!

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