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News about coronavirus in Florida and around the world is constantly emerging. It's hard to stay on top of it all but Health News Florida can help. Our responsibility is to keep you informed, and to help discern what’s important for your family as you make what could be life-saving decisions.

What if you can't find your COVID vaccination card?

The cards are important documents to keep track of. What if you misplaced yours and find yourself needing it?

Add the COVID vaccination cards for you and your family members to the pile of essential documents that are … somewhere around here.

But what if you find yourself needing to show those cards at an event or location where proof of vaccination is required, and you can’t find yours? Don’t panic.

Dr. Nicole Marine Iovine, chief epidemiologist at UF Health Shands Hospital, says it’s simple.

"Just call or return to the site where you got your vaccination," she said in an email.

Vaccination sites keep records, so they should be able to create a replacement card, she said.

Be sure to photograph or scan your card and keep a copy on your phone or computer. As an extra backup, email a copy of that scan to yourself.

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Cary Barbor is the local host of All Things Considered and a reporter for WGCU. She was a producer for Martha Stewart Radio on Sirius XM, where she hosted a live interview show with authors of new books called Books and Authors. She was a producer for The Leonard Lopate Show, a live, daily show that covered arts, culture, politics, and food on New York City’s public radio station WNYC. She also worked as a producer on Studio 360, a weekly culture magazine; and The Sunday Long Read, a show that features in-depth conversations with journalists and other writers. She has filed stories for The Pulse and Here & Now. In addition to radio, she has a career writing for magazines, including Salon, Teen Vogue, New York, Health, and More. She has published short stories and personal essays and is always working on a novel. She was a Knight Journalism Fellow, where she studied health reporting at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and followed epidemiologists around Kenya and Alaska. She has a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Massachusetts.