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CDC now not issues COVID vaccination cards

October 4, 2023 – The CDC has stopped issuing the small white COVID vaccination cards that were required for travel or attending large events within the midst of the pandemic and that appeared countless times in selfies.

“CDC is no longer distributing the white CDC COVID-19 vaccination cards and is no longer maintaining vaccination records,” the CDC now says advises. “Contact your state’s health department Vaccination information system (IIS). Your state’s IIS cannot issue you a vaccination card, but they can provide you with a digital or paper copy of your full vaccination record, including your COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Some pharmacies or health facilities where the vaccines are administered may additionally have the opportunity to supply a vaccination card.

Major pharmacy chains like CVS, Walmart and Walgreens are usually not requiring the cards for people to get the updated COVID-19 vaccination, CNN reported, although most recommend bringing them if people still have them. Most pharmacies update the cards with the brand new vaccination information when people show the cardboard.

“If patients receiving the vaccine request that the dose be added to the vaccination card the patient already has, our pharmacists are happy to do so,” Walmart said in an announcement to CNN.

The US now not requires proof of vaccination from travelers entering the US or coming back from international travel. Americans planning international travel can use country-specific Travel advice published by the US Department of State.