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Earlier this year, we wrote about how to laminate your vaccination card. Vaccination cards are just a flimsy piece of paper but since they’re so enormously important, and may be your real ticket to travel, it’s extremely important to keep it safe and protected.
Laminating your vaccination card is a good idea, although, according to this MarketWatch article, there are things you should consider before actually doing it. Lamination is permanent so you want to make sure all the information is correct and obviously, don’t do it until you’ve had both shots if the vaccine you get requires two doses. You should take a photo of your vaccination card and save it on your phone and also photocopy both sides and store the copy safely.
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Once you’ve done all that, you’ll want to protect the actual card. Vaccination cards are a bit of an awkward shape; they’re bigger than a credit card and don’t easily fit into a wallet. An easy way to protect your vaccination card is to pick up a plastic card protector that you can take it in and out of as necessary. These vaccine card sleeves are 4×3 (vaccine cards can vary in size so make sure yours will fit) and you can get a pack of 5 for $10.99 so that you have extras or enough for your family (or you can buy fewer or more as needed).
The sleeve is resealable and waterproof and has two holes on top for you to attach a lanyard. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to keep one of your most valuable documents safe. Buy vaccine card sleeves here on Amazon.
Most doctors are actually recommending that you DO NOT laminate your vaccination card. It is highly possible that we may all need additional doses and those will need to be documented on that card (that’s what the additional lines are for. Stick with the vaccine card sleeves!