Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Defense.
What’s going on?
The Department of Defense released a photo of the vaccine record card. In the photo, an employee of the Department of Health and Human Services holds the card, which will be sent out as a part of the vaccination kit from Operation Warp Speed.
- Vaccination cards will be used to help keep track of COVID-19 shots for people.
Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition, told CNN the card will help people know when they need to get their next shot.
- “Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” Moore said. “Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”
What’s in the kit?
The DOD released an image of the COVID-19 vaccination kit, which will include the card, a needle and syringe, alcohol wipes and a mask. These will be used by those distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination clinics will also keep record of who got what dose, so that way you’re not getting the second dose of a vaccine before you got the first.
And some state registries will ask for phone numbers so they can text you when your next shot is due, Moore told CNN.