SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON/NEXSTAR) — Staples and Office Depot are offering to laminate your COVID-19 vaccination card for free.
Millions of Americans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are carrying around paper cards as proof.
Countries are working on digital solutions, but at this point, those precious paper cars are the only way to prove you’ve been vaccinated.
Keeping your card safe could come in handy. Some destinations, cruise lines, and major sports venues require proof of full vaccination, while some businesses are offering perks to people who can prove they received the vaccine. And that’s not all, more brides and grooms are requiring it for weddings, and it’s even being asked before a first date. Not the most romantic question, but definitely a sign of the times.
The vaccine cards include information on which vaccine was given and the date it was administered. The card also serves as a reminder as to when to get the second dose if one is required.
News 8 stopped by the Hamden Staples location Tuesday and saw a few getting done. This will usually cost you around $3, but they’re offering it for free at any Staples across the country.
Michael Marzik, general manager of Hamden Staples explained, “We’ve seen a great increase in customer flow…You don’t have to book by appointment. Just come on in to any local Staples. If there’s a line you can drop off your card shop around browse the store.”
The offer at Office Depot ends in July and is only available in stores.
If you lose your vaccination card, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that you contact the facility that administered the vaccine or your local or state immunization information program.
Also, remember not to share photos of your vaccine card on social media.