How to Keep a Digital Copy of your Vaccine card on your Phone


The CDC stresses that you always have to carry your Coronavirus vaccine card report with you anywhere you go. What they did not tell you is that carrying the card everywhere you go will lead to it wearing out in no time. No one seems to be addressing this issue and I know by now some people’s cards are already getting worn out. However, it is imperative that you have your vaccine card with you when going out but, it does not have to be a hard copy. So today I will be showing you how to keep a digital copy of your vaccine card on your phone so that you can leave the hard copy at home. To save yourself the regret of it getting lost or damaged.

How to Keep a Digital Copy of your Vaccine card on your Phone
How to Keep a Digital Copy of your Vaccine card on your Phone

Coronavirus Vaccine Card

Once you have completely taken your coronavirus vaccine you will be issued with a personal card as proof that you have done so. This is what you will show to others that you have completely received the vaccine treatment. The need for this vaccine card is now been increased especially since the Delta strain of the coronavirus is peaking by the day. 

Now restaurants, shopping malls, gyms, stadiums, and most public places are not requiring proof of vaccination to gain entry. The interesting thing is that as important as your vaccine card is, it can easily get lost or damaged which is a big problem. If yours get lost or damaged it will be very difficult for you to get a replacement. 

You should know that the CDC is not storing your visitation status as they are busy with other things. It is met for you and you alone so make sure you protect your it from getting lost, stolen, or damaged. And one of the ways of doing so is to make a digital copy of it and keeping it on your phone to present.

Laminating it is not a Good Way

So many people have already laminated their vaccine cards to them this is a good idea but this is terribly bad. The main reason why laminating your coronavirus vaccine card is bad is that the healthcare workers will not be able to update it with future booster shots. If you have laminated your card it is now impossible to do so and will present a problem to you in the future. So laminating it is a very bad idea.

There is no Standard Way to Show proof of Vaccination

If you are bothered about whether the digital copy of your card will be accepted you should know this, there is no standard way of showing proof you have been vaccinated. The only standard thing is that you must show your vaccination card. It does not mean if it is in a digital copy or a solid and hard copy.

If people can accept that the solid copy or the hard copy is legit then definitely they will accept the digital copy. Nowadays nobody carries around solid copies of their CVs and documents anymore. Rather everyone carries a digital copy that can be easily sent to wherever they’re applying for what they want. So having a digital copy is the best way to go and will be accepted anywhere.

But to be on the safe side it does not hurt to research what your locality will accept as proof of vaccination.

How to Make a Digital Copy of your Coronavirus Vaccine Card

Making a digital copy is as easy as it sounds all you need is a phone and your camera to do that easily. Once you have your phone carry out the procedure below:

  • First of all, place your coronavirus vaccine card on a surface. Make sure it is in a well-lit area so that you can get a clear shot.
  • Now take out your phone open your camera app and take a clear picture of your vaccination card. Make sure all the ends of the card is displayed on your screen before taking a picture.
  • Once that is done you can now save the image to a new album labelled “Coronavirus Vaccine Card.”

Saving the image to a new album will save you the time of endlessly scrolling through your gallery to look for it in the long run.

How to Make a Digital copy of your Vaccine Card on Samsung devices

Samsung is one of those devices that has made it easy to add a digital copy of your Coronavirus vaccination card record. For this method, you do not need to take pictures with your device because Samsung has direct access to your vaccination record. To do that follow the procedure I have carefully laid down below:

  • On your Samsung device open your app store or the play store.
  • Search and download the CommonHealth app.
  • After the app has been downloaded follow the application prompt to verify your vaccination status.
  • Once the application has verified that you have indeed gotten your complete shots it will prompt you to download is Smart Health Card to Samsung pay.

Once you have downloaded the app that is all, you can now present this card to anybody looking to see your vaccination status.


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