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CDC is not any longer issuing COVID vaccination cards

October 4, 2023 – The CDC has stopped issuing the small white COVID vaccination cards that were required for travel or attending large events in the course of the pandemic and have appeared countless times in selfies.

“CDC is no longer distributing CDC white COVID-19 vaccination cards or maintaining vaccination records,” the CDC now says advises“Contact your state’s health department. Vaccination information system (IIS). Your state's IIS cannot issue you a vaccination card, but it could provide a digital or paper copy of your complete vaccination record, including your COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Some pharmacies or health facilities where the vaccines are administered may also be able to issue a vaccination certificate.

According to CNN, major pharmacy chains like CVS, Walmart and Walgreens do not require cards to get the updated COVID-19 vaccination, although most recommend bringing them if people still have them. Most pharmacies update the cards with the new vaccination information when people present the card.

“If patients receiving the vaccine request that the dose be added to their existing vaccination record, our pharmacists will likely be glad to oblige,” Walmart said in a statement to CNN.

The US no longer requires proof of vaccination from travelers entering the US or returning from international travel. Americans planning international travel can use country-specific Travel advice published by the US Department of State.