Lose Or Damage Your Vaccine Card? Here's What To Do

Erin Hassanzadeh shows us what to do after you get the coveted vaccination card -- and where to turn if you lose it (1:48). WCCO 4 News At 10 - April 8, 2021

Video Transcript

AMELIA SANTANIELLO: First, you wait patiently to get your vaccine. Then, you get a little card to prove that you got your shots.

FRANK VASCELLARO: But then what? WCCO's Erin Hassanzadeh shows us what to do after you get the coveted card and where to turn if you lose it.

JANE KALEY: I knew the Band-Aid was on my arm, and that was about it.

ERIN HASSANZADEH: No vaccine side effects for Jane Kaley, just that 4-by-3 inch slip of paper proving she got her COVID vaccine. Her husband decided to laminate their cards.

JANE KALEY: So he took the card and off he went and came home and said, well, do you wanna know the good news or the bad news? And then he showed me my card.

ERIN HASSANZADEH: The person working at the store told her husband he's seen it happen before.

JANE KALEY: He said, oh, that's, like, a thermal label. You shouldn't do those.

ERIN HASSANZADEH: It's a good idea to take a picture of your card front and back to keep as a digital backup. But is it a good idea to post your card online?

KEVIN BURK: I'm not so much of, like, a selfie guy.

EMILY STEHLY: You know, I was going to post my vaccination card.

KEVIN BURK: But I'll definitely be posting, like, me out, like, potentially getting coffee in the future.

EMILY STEHLY: I don't really care what people think. I got my vaccination, and I'm really excited. So I'll post it if I want to.

ERIN HASSANZADEH: The health department says if you do post, cover up private information like your date of birth. Now, back to Jane's dilemma.

JANE KALEY: I was like, OK, now what do I do?

ERIN HASSANZADEH: If you ruin or lose your card, don't panic. The state keeps track, so that paper thing isn't the only record. Though Allina Health tells us the cards come with the vaccine supplies, so they'll give you a new one if they have enough. If not, they can print out a patient's medical record. So start by asking the place where you got your shot. If that doesn't work, reach out to the state. Erin Hassanzadeh, WCCO 4 News.

EMILY STEHLY: Yeah!

FRANK VASCELLARO: If you need a new copy of your vaccine card, we do have that contact information on wcco.com/links.