In-Depth: To laminate, or not to laminate your vaccine card

In-Depth: To laminate, or not to laminate your vaccine card Photo: News10NBC.

Updated: April 02, 2021 06:49 AM
Created: April 02, 2021 06:27 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)– Places like Staples and Office Depot are now offering to laminate your vaccine cards for free, but should you do that?

There's a lot of confusion over what to do, so we're going In-Depth to get you some answers.

The state's Department of Health says it's important to keep proof of your vaccine in a place that's convenient and safe. it suggests taking a photo of your card or using New York's Excelsior Pass. News10NBC Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke took a look at another question you had about the pass.

There are no formal rules telling you not to laminate your vaccine card if that's what you want to do. The CDC just recommends you "keep your vaccination card in case you need it for future use."

The agency says laminating your card is fine, or simply taking a picture as a backup works.

If you lose the original you can always call the state vaccine hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) and they'll send your record. The CDC also says you can use V-Safe to track your vaccine history, as well as symptoms.

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