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Tips for protecting that brand new vaccine card

So you’ve finally got a vaccine card.  The kind of scary thing is that it could be really important in traveling, etc. but it’s just a piece of cardboard!  It’s not plastic and it has no magnetic stripe or chip or anything.

Well, CNN has offered a few tips on how to make sure your proof of vaccination is protected and preserved.

First off, double-check to make sure all the information is correct – like name, date of birth, etc.  That could be a problem if you need to show it as official proof.

Second, make a backup!  Experts recommend making a photocopy and storing it with important documents like your birth certificate.  Keeping a photo of the card on your phone or in your email is also a good idea.  Personally, I can’t make up my mind whether I should carry the copy and store the real thing or the other way around.

Finally, have a plan for what to do if your card is lost or damaged.  Your vaccine provider should be able to get you another copy, or you can check the CDC directory for help.

For one thing, I’d like to carry it in my wallet, but they went and made it slightly too big for that!  Grr!

Still worth getting it, hands down.

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