Your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card


Keep your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card for proof of vaccination. Consider taking a picture of your card after each of your COVID-19 vaccination appointments as a backup copy.

  • Bring your card to your appointment whenever you get a primary series dose or booster so that your provider can fill in information about your shot.

  • If your vaccine card is full, your vaccine provider can give you another card.

  • If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 vaccination card at your first appointment, contact the vaccination provider site where you got your first shot to find out how you can get a vaccination card. You can also contact your state health department to get a copy of your vaccination record.

  • Some vaccination providers and health departments may offer you access to a QR code or digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card in addition to giving you a physical CDC COVID-19 vaccination card. Contact your vaccination provider or local health department to learn if a digital copy of your card is available to you.

  • If you were vaccinated abroad there are ways you can update your U.S. vaccination record.

  • To report suspicious activity involving fake CDC COVID-19 vaccination cards, please visit Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams or call 1-800-HHS-TIPS.

What if you lose your card

  • Contact your vaccination provider directly to request a vaccination card or to get a copy of your vaccination record.

  • If you cannot contact your vaccination provider site directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS). Vaccination providers must report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems. Your state’s IIS cannot issue you a vaccination card, but they can provide a digital or paper copy of your vaccination record.

  • If you need another COVID-19 vaccine dose and are unable to get a copy of your vaccination card or vaccination record, talk to a vaccination provider.

If you have additional questions about vaccination records, please contact your state health department. Your local or state health department can also provide more information about the laws or regulations in your area.

CDC does not provide the white CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to people and does not maintain vaccination records. Only a vaccination provider can give you this card.


What is the difference between a vaccine record and a COVID-19 vaccination card?

  • A vaccine record (sometimes called immunization record) provides a history of all the vaccines you received. This record may be required for certain jobs, travel abroad, or a school registration.

  • A COVID-19 vaccination card is only for COVID-19 vaccination and is given to you when you get your COVID-19 vaccine.


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