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What happens when you lose your COVID-19 vaccine card?

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Nov 19, 2021

With more and more businesses requiring proof of vaccination, what happens when you lose your card? In San Luis Obispo County, the process to recover a card is now easier than ever.

When Cal Poly student Kevin Zhang lost his vaccine card after getting his second dose he was concerned. He had a picture of the card on his phone but was missing the physical copy.

"So when I went into the SLO Public Health Office for my third dose I just let them know that I had misplaced it, I showed them the photo with all of the information and they just wrote me a new one. Super easy," said Cal Poly Student, Kevin Zhang.

He says he also got a digital copy while replacing his vaccine card.

"If I do lose it again I have the QR code which is better than having nothing," said Zhang.

But even if you don't have the digital copy you can still replace your vaccine card.

"Actually getting a vaccine replacement card is actually quite easy these days," said San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department Public Information Officer Tom Cuddy.

There are multiple ways to get a new vaccine card, including physical and digital copies.

"Go to the public health campus, the SLO County public health department campus, at 2191 Johnson Avenue. Bring in a driver's license or a birth certificate or a school ID and we'll be able to set you up with a replacement vaccine card," said Cuddy.

Public Health can also print out new vaccine records at its clinics located at 800 Pine Street in Paso Robles and 286 South 16th Street, Building B, in Grover Beach.

There are even ways to get a new card remotely by logging on to

"Follow the steps there to get a vaccine replacement card, and then there's also great info on that website on how to get a digital vaccine replacement card," said Cuddy.

For more information about how to protect your COVID-19 vaccination record card, visit SLOCounty.Ca.Gov.