- When you receive your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you should get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.
- Bring your card if you get a second dose, additional dose, or booster dose.
- A second dose is necessary as part of the primary vaccine series for those who receive a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. You must complete a primary vaccine series (two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine) to be considered fully vaccinated.
- An additional dose is for people who do not build enough or any protection from their primary vaccine series. This appears to be the case for some immunocompromised people who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines.
- A booster dose is for people who built enough protection after completing their primary vaccine series, but that protection decreased over time. This currently only applies to some Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine recipients.
What should I do with my card after I am fully vaccinated? What if I lose it?
- Keep your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card for future use.
- Consider taking a picture of your card after your vaccination appointment as a backup copy.
- In Colorado, an app linked to the state’s Immunization Information System (CIIS) can provide a digital record of your immunization. Visit the myVaccineRecord website for more information.
- If you enrolled in v-safe or VaxText after your first vaccine dose, you can access your vaccination information using those tools.
- Photos of Vaccination Record cards should not be shared on social media. Posting content that includes your date of birth, healthcare details, or other personally identifiable information can be used to steal your identity.
- Offers to purchase CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record cards are scams. Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination can only be provided to individuals by legitimate providers administering vaccines.
- If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card at your first appointment, or you have lost or misplaced your vaccine record, contact the vaccination provider site where you got your first shot or Mesa County Public Health to find out how you can get a card.