Protect Your Vaccine Record Card

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Apr 4 8:46am

I was just looking at my half-finished vaccination card. Next Sunday is my second vaccination. I can't wait. It's been well over a year that I've been out and about as most of us.

But hold on, what do I do with my card once I'm vaccinated? CNN has some wonderful tips.

First off make sure that all the information on the card is 100% accurate BEFORE you leave where you are getting vaccinated. (name, date of birth, and the date and location of the vaccine — for accuracy. )

Secondly, take a photo of both sides on your phone, for the first vaccination (if possible) and then the second. Keep a copy on your phone and email a copy to yourself. Then photocopy it and keep at least one copy with your important documents.

Lost cards or very damaged ones need to be replaced. Contact the provider of your vaccinations if you need to replace yours. You might want to jot down the time and place of your vaccination in case you lose your card and need to replace it. Visit your health department immunization information system (IIS). My state has a COVID-19 Vaccine Portal through the State Department of Health.

@becsbuddy

@imallears someone told me that we couldn’t laminate them. Thanks for your info. Becky

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Of course you can laminate the card!

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I have read that we should not laminate the vaccine record card because there might be need for a booster vaccine – and then it would have to be added.

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@rosemarya

I have read that we should not laminate the vaccine record card because there might be need for a booster vaccine – and then it would have to be added.

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@rosemarya– I just saw a video about that. There are other blank dates that could be filled in for boosters. Thank you!

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@merpreb

@rosemarya– I just saw a video about that. There are other blank dates that could be filled in for boosters. Thank you!

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I think that there would be a problem with entering the information over the layer of laminating film. Does the video address this issue?

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@rosemarya

I think that there would be a problem with entering the information over the layer of laminating film. Does the video address this issue?

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Not at all.

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@becsbuddy, @merpreb, et al Does anyone know whom to contact at Mayo to get a card? I was vaccinated in Jan at Mayo and was so thrilled I may have put it some place safe…..lost forever! I need to laminate my SS card and a couple of other things. Office Depot does it and it's simple.

Do parents still have to present proof of vaccinations first day of school like we used to do? Hope so…..FYI: I just got an invitation from my college sorority alumnae group….hope to go to first 'party', breakfast at a home, since covid hit us. Fingers crossed!
blessings all. elizabeth

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Hi @ess77, You can locate and print your vaccination information on your patient portal where you communicate with your health care team and find your medical reports. Here is Mayo's patient portal site:
https://onlineservices.mayoclinic.org/PatientOnlineServices

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@amandaburnett

Hi @ess77, You can locate and print your vaccination information on your patient portal where you communicate with your health care team and find your medical reports. Here is Mayo's patient portal site:
https://onlineservices.mayoclinic.org/PatientOnlineServices

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@amandaburnett Thank you, Amanda. I found the immunization list. That's great to actually have on paper in file in case I need it. Is there any way to get an official Mayo/CDC card with just the Sars vaccine information on it? Like is given out at the shot site? I saw the one my son just got and wonder if a duplicate is available.
Thanks for the help.
blessings and may your day shine! elizabeth

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I had shared this earlier, however, in the event this is helpful, the card was created by the CDC to be a helpful reminder and a way to confirm that the correct second dose is provided to you. At Mayo Clinic, however, the card is not necessary because Mayo is able to track when you should return and which vaccine you will need for your second dose. Should you have a need for the information on the card, it will be made available in your Patient Online Services account under immunizations.

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Also, I have been told that you can request a physical vaccine card when you go into Mayo to get your shot. They aren't handing them out unless requested in order to create efficiencies due to the information being available in your Patient Portal.

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@amandajro

Also, I have been told that you can request a physical vaccine card when you go into Mayo to get your shot. They aren't handing them out unless requested in order to create efficiencies due to the information being available in your Patient Portal.

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@amandajro Great to know. I got mine in January/February 2021 at Mayo. I'll ck with ???? when I go for appt on this Thursday, for MRI? I'll figure it out, Amanda. Thanks. Blessings, elizabeth

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I have read that you shouldn't laminate because there may be a need to write in boosters in the future. We made photo copies of our card and put them in our medical file. We made sure our primary doctor's office added out Covid vaccines into our immunization record. The original card we file with our passports.

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