At your first vaccination appointment, you should get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that has what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. Keep this card safe and take a picture of it as a backup copy.
You may need your Vaccination Record Card:
- if you get another shot or booster, so your provider can add information about your additional shot.
- if businesses or employers require proof of vaccination (more info).
- for some international travel.
A digital photo of your card(s), or printed or digital versions of your vaccine information from your vaccine providers should, in most cases, serve as a valid replacement for the physical paper card.
If You Have Lost Your Vaccination Record Card
Your vaccine provider is often the best source of information about your vaccination, and some information may be available online.
If you received your vaccinations or booster from different providers, you may need to obtain your vaccination record from each provider directly.
More information about your vaccine
Can companies or requirements require proof of vaccination? (Yes.) Is a hard copy a valid replacement for a lost card? (Yes.) See answers to these and other frequently asked questions about vaccinations, proof of vaccination, travel, and privacy.
Need additional help? Contact the COVID-19 Vaccination Help Center at (888) 675-4567 from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday and from 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, or send us a message.