What to do
Store your CDC vaccine card in a safe place, with other important documents. Share your COVID-19 vaccine information with your healthcare provider. Take a photo or make a copy of your vaccine card.
If you lost your CDC card before getting a second dose, you can ask for a replacement card when you get your second dose.
If you lose your CDC card after you get your final dose, you can get a replacement card or get your vaccination record. You can also use your CDC card or the state digital vaccine record as proof of vaccination.
Option 1 . Replace your CDC card where you got vaccinated
Contact the clinic or health provider where you were vaccinated. Ask for a replacement card. They will have a record of your vaccine there.
If you were vaccinated by your regular healthcare provider you can contact the clinic or health provider where you were vaccinated and ask for a replacement card. They will have a record of your vaccine there.
If the site where you were vaccinated has closed, use option 2 or 3.
Option 2. Get your immunization history through your healthcare provider
If you shared your vaccination information with your healthcare provider, they should have your vaccine on record.
You can look it up yourself, in your online health record under the immunization history section. If you don’t see it, ask your healthcare provider how to access your COVID-19 vaccine record.
You can also ask your healthcare provider if they can check the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). They should have a record of when and where you got your vaccine.
Option 3. Get your vaccination record directly from the State
You can get a QR code that has your COVID-19 vaccine information. Save the QR code as an image on your smartphone.
The QR code can be scanned at businesses or venues, instead of having to carry and show your CDC vaccine card.
If you are not able to get your QR code, get in touch with the State. It may take 2 to 3 weeks to replace or change your record.
If you still have your CDC card, you can upload a picture of your card to modify your digital record.
Option 4. Foreign vaccinations (or from other US states)
If your vaccination is from another state or country, you must show proof of vaccination from the government. You will also need to show a photo ID.
San Francisco is currently only accepting verification of World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines for those visiting from other countries.
Last updated December 9, 2021