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How to get the COVID vaccine card laminated



The small index card includes your name, date of birth, which shot you received and which date you should return for your second shot.

PORTLAND, Malm. – Every adult will soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon and Washington, which means that millions of people will soon receive a vaccination card. The small index card contains your name, date of birth, which shot you received, and which date you should return for your second shot

Several viewers have sent the KGW VERIFY team̵

7;s questions regarding the cards. Arleen asked:

“I read that Office Depot offers to laminate vaccination cards for free with a discount code. Is it acceptable / legal? Although it is not an official government document, it is my understanding that certain government documents cannot be laminated.”

Staples and Office Depot have announced that customers can upgrade the durability of their vaccination cards with free lamination.

Office Depot said it will offer vaccination card lamination services for free through Saturday, July 25. Customers can visit the Office Depot or OfficeMax store and enter the coupon code “52516714” at checkout for the free service.

A Staples spokesman told CNN that the lamination service is available at all Staples locations in the United States and does not yet have an end date.

KGW confirmed that there are no guidelines from the CDC that advise people against laminating the cards. Although a Staples spokesman told WUSA’s VERIFY team, it’s important to note how the card was printed before it was laminated.

“If your card has stickers that were printed with a thermal printer, yes, the heat that was used during the lamination process will make the sticker black and ruin it,” the company said in a statement.

To tell if the sticker is thermal, Staples said that you gently scratch it with your nail. If scratches turn black, the sticker is thermal and you should not laminate the original card. Instead, take a copy of your card and laminate it. You can keep the original in a safe place.

Several health experts told MarketWatch that people should wait until they get their second shot, so that the card is filled completely before it is covered in plastic.

The Oregon Health Authority recommends making a copy or taking a photo of your vaccination card in case you lose it.

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