Phone, wallet, keys … vaccination card?
This may be the future of travel while COVID remains a threat, as more and more people seek a return to normalcy, get vaccinated and hand over their little, white vax pass at in-person events.
Why, then, did the US Centers for Disease Control design the 4-by-3-inch dimensions, which are just slightly too large for a standard wallet or card holder? Missed opportunity.
In order to keep the coveted card safe, some have considered laminating it — which sounds like a fine idea, right? But you may want to hold off thanks to the unpredictable nature of the virus. With booster shots on the horizon, medial personnel will need to make additional notes.
With lamination out, the next best thing is a special case for your special card. Similar to buying a passport cover or an ID holder, vaccination cards may be used as a form of identification that you’ll want to protect. If not traveling, putting the card in a safe place with other important records is the best idea, with a photo of both the front and back of the card stored on your phone in case you need to show it while out and about.
If you do plan on traveling to a place where a vaccination card is physically requested, we scoured the internet for the best cases with those pesky, oversized dimensions and found a few to check out. See below for our list, from basic plastic covers that get the job done to more fashionable wallets and passport holders to protect your vaccination card in style.
Hello, my name is vaccinated.
Whether you put a lanyard on this clear case like a name tag or slip the now-covered card back in your wallet, these covers are a great way to protect your vaccination card while also having easy access to it if you need to get it updated or show it to medical or travel personnel. They are sold on Amazon in packs as few as three or as many as 20, perfect to hand out to other vaccinated buddies when they are fully vaccinated.
Another clear option for heavy-duty protection is this five-pack sold at Walmart.
The four-by-three size perfectly holds the card snug inside — and if you want to be really careful, take a clip or lanyard and secure the top to something with the provided holes and slot. The holders are sold in a pack of five or individually as well for $4.99 each.
Carry your card in style with these marble vaccine card holders from Amazon.
The pack of two is only $12, and comes with both a black and gold pattern and a white and gold style, both of which have a handy clip to attach onto any lanyard, backpack or the inside of your purse for easy access when entering bars, restaurants and airports.
If you’re feeling fancy after your last dose, treat yourself and your vaccination card to some luxury with this wallet from Coach.
The dimensions of the ID case are exactly four-by-three, so it may take a bit of a shimmy to scoot the card down into the deepest pocket of the three. However, it is on sale now for just $23, down from the original $78, making this a risk you may be willing to take.
This fashionable travel wallet is perfect for any post-COVID trips or just to take to the store.
The six-by-four dimensions are more than enough to carry your vaccination card with ease, as well as any ID, credit cards, cash and even your actual passport. The Dagne Dover wallet comes in the above creme color as well as in six others from staples like black, gray and blue to seasonal colors like green and a fun black-and-white pattern.
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your vaccinated status around your neck.
These fashionable chains and clear case from Pretty Connected are a great way to keep you vaccine card nice and safe while also accessible for those like medical staff, teachers, students and food service workers, giving them a hands-free card holder for when they need to show it. The chains come in gold, silver and black, as well as many other color options on the site.
For a simple yet classy way to carry your card, check out these Sol Fold Wallets from Free People.
No matter which gorgeous color you choose, know your vaccination card will fit in the larger pocket, measuring 4.5-by-3.5 inches, which gives you a bit of a seam allowance. There is also a smaller outside pocket that is too tiny for the vax card, but just right to throw in your ID or credit card when heading out for the day.
Make TSA crack a smile when checking your passport and vaccination records with this silly passport holder from Zazzle.
The “Got my Fauci ouchie” design can be easily uploaded to the sleek black passport cover, which makes for a funny gag gift for a travel-loving and newly vaccinated friend or a functional wallet, as it can hold both a passport and a vaccination card inside.
Travel safely and keep all your necessary documents in one place.
This leather card case holds both a standard-sized passport and a vaccine card, with a pocket on either side. The vaccine side has a clear covering as well, for you to easily flash your vaccinated status to whoever is checking, without having to dig around in your bag or bend the valuable card.
Say “Ciao” to bending your vaccination card in a traditional wallet when you can now carry it in a fashionable passport case.
This adorable passport holder from Anthropologie is a great find for both your passport and your vaccination card, as it comes with a slot for both inside. Bonus points; the holder is on sale now, down to just $14.99 from the original $28.
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