Staples Will Laminate Your Vaccine Card for Free for Limited Time
Finally, an answer to the whole "can you laminate your vaccine card?" All week all of us on the Morning Show have wondered if you could laminate your card- apparently the answer is yes, you can!
When you receive your vaccine, or vaccines depending on which one you get, you receive a vaccination card to prove that you've received the required doses. Just like any other important document, you should keep it safe and keep it on you as proof that you have received your vaccine in the event that you need proof for things like traveling or work.
If you're worried about messing up your vaccination card- the good news is you can laminate it. The even better news is if you're near a Staples- they will be laminating vaccination cards for free; but only for a limited time!
Staples will be offering free laminating of vaccination cards until April 3rd. Unfortunately for us here in El Paso, the closest Staples is in Las Cruces. If the 40 mile drive isn't in the cards for you- there are plenty of office supply places in town that offer laminating.
Laminating your vaccination card shouldn't damage it, however, experts are saying that but if the card has stickers that were printed using a thermal printer then “the heat used during the lamination process will turn the sticker black and ruin it.” An easy way to check is if by gently scratching the sticker with your fingernail. If the scratch turns black, the sticker is thermal, and you shouldn't laminate the original card. What you can do instead is make a photocopy of your card and, laminate that one. You can keep your original one someplace safe.
And remember, as excited as you may be to share on social media that you've gotten your vaccine, the Better Business Bureau is advising everyone to refrain from sharing that vaccination card on social media!
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