(thepostmillennial)We’re all used to having to pull out our passports whenever we go on vacation, but as Forbes reports, “Your most precious travel accessory this summer is going to be a small white piece of paper”.
Vaccination cards, indicating which vaccine someone has received and when, are already required to partake in certain activities. As more people get inoculated against COVID-19, these cards will play an important role in ensuring that society returns to normal as quickly as possible.
While many expected digital vaccine passports, paper seems to be here for the the foreseeable future. This raises a number of challenges. First and foremost, if one loses their card, it can be difficult to replace, especially if one received their vaccination out of state.
The CDC recommends a number of steps one can take to maintain the quality of the paper cards. These include laminating your card, as well as photocopying and taking a picture of it.
If one received their shots at a pharmacy such as Walgreens, they can ask for a digital backup, which will be stored in the pharmacy’s system. This is limited to certain chains, but more are hoping to get their digital backup programs up and running soon.