Lost your COVID vaccine card? Here’s how to get a new one in Missouri and Kansas

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We lose things all the time: keys, wallets, money, television remotes and sometimes it feels like our minds.

Those are essential, just like your COVID-19 vaccine card. It’ll vary when and where you need it in Kansas and Missouri, but it’s a good idea to have one with you.

Some situations require vaccination proof, such as opting out of a testing requirement at specific entertainment venues like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, if you are traveling to certain places or if you haven’t gotten your second dose or a booster shot yet.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that you should contact your state’s immunization information system for information, as vaccine providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations. You can find Missouri’s and Kansas’ systems down below.

If you’ve lost your card, don’t worry. There are other ways to show proof of vaccination, and the states of Kansas and Missouri will help you get what you need.

HOW TO GET A COPY OF YOUR COVID VACCINATION RECORDS IN MISSOURI

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services isn’t offering replacement cards, but they will send you proof of vaccination. You can use this online form to receive a copy of your vaccine records.

Once you’ve completed it, you’ll send it by email to ImmunizationRecordRequests@health.mo.gov or fax it to 573-526-0238. This applies to all Missouri residents.

Kansas City

You can get your vaccine records from the Kansas City Health Department if you got the vaccine in Missouri. You can get them by going in person to the health department at 2400 Troost Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Important: You’ll need photo identification to get your record in person, and there’s a $1 fee.

Clay County

You can request your vaccination records by filling out this form. You’ll get a document of your records from ShowMeVax, the state’s system.

Jackson County

The Jackson County Health Department recommends that you reach out to your vaccine provider for a replacement card first. If they can’t, then you’ll reach out to the county health department at 816-404-6415 for help.

Platte County

You can’t get a replacement card from the Platte County Health Department, but they’ll give you official vaccination records from Missouri’s database when you fill out this form.

HOW TO GET A COPY OF YOUR COVID VACCINATION RECORDS IN KANSAS

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends that once you’re vaccinated, take a photograph of your card as a backup copy and keep the original stored in a safe, easily accessible place.

If you need a new vaccine card, KDHE recommends contacting your vaccination provider directly before contacting the state’s immunization registry. The state provides an online form to request immunization records or by calling 877-296-0464.

Johnson County

If you got vaccinated through the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, you’d have to submit an online record release form. You’ll then email that form to MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org and they’ll send you a new card.

Wyandotte County

The Wyandotte County Health Department also recommends that you contact your vaccination provider and ask them for steps to replace it.

HOW TO GET A COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS WITH A PHARMACY

If you got vaccinated at Walgreens or CVS, you’ll be able to access your vaccination records. Walgreens will print off a new card for you or you can access your vaccination records here if you have a Walgreens account.

You’ll also need an account to see your vaccination records online if you received the COVID-19 vaccine or booster at CVS, which you can do so here. A CVS pharmacist can also print off your COVID-19 vaccination records for you.

Do you have other questions about this latest wave of COVID-19 in Kansas City? Ask us at kcq@kcstar.com or using the form below.

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