With Covid-19 becoming endemic in the United States and across the world, meaning that it will stay with us likely forever rather than simply being a temporary nuisance, the likelihood of requiring proof of vaccination for travel and admittance to various venues is rising. But what happens if you lose your vaccine card? How will you be able to prove that you were inoculated? Thankfully, there are several ways to remedy the issue.
- In New Jersey, you can download the Department of Health’s Docket app which makes it easy to access your Covid-19 vaccination record, even if you don’t have the card. The app can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play. You can learn more about Docket by clicking here.
- Request a new vaccine card by visiting the New Jersey Immunization Information System. Once on the page, complete the following actions: 1) Click on “Submit a request” from the top blue ribbon 2) Click “I want to request a copy of my immunization record from NJIIS.” A form will then open for you to complete. 3) If you wish to have a copy of the Covid-19 vaccine lot number, include the request in the description section. 4) Click “Send” to submit your request. Such requests are usually processed within 24-48 hours.
- Ask your healthcare provider for a copy of your immunization record. Most healthcare providers have access to the New Jersey Immunization Information System and can provide you with an Official Immunization Record.