KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Some employers and public facilities are beginning to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for employees or guests.
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was the latest to add its name to the list Monday.
Also on Monday, the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in those 16 and older, paving the way for more groups to require vaccination. New York City public schools quickly made it a requirement after the federal approval.
With the number of locations requiring a proof of vaccination on the increase, what should you do if you lost the card you were given listing your vaccine information?
In general, the answer is to go to wherever you got the COVID-19 vaccine and ask them for help, but you might not get a replacement card.
According to local health departments, Missouri keeps a state database of immunization records, which includes the COVID-19 vaccine.
Anyone vaccinated in Missouri can request their records by mailing in a form, or contact their own county health department for assistance.
Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department
Kansas City, Missouri, residents may get a record of their COVID-19 vaccination at the KCMO Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., Medical Records, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but only if their vaccination was administered in Missouri. Residents are required to wear a mask and to bring a picture ID. There is a $1 cost.
KCMO residents can also request a record request form from the state of Missouri on their website.
Jackson County, Missouri, Health Department
The Jackson County, Missouri, Health Department recommends anyone who received a vaccine through its services contact the department at 816-404-6415 to obtain a replacement.
The Clay County Health Department will provide immunization records if the person fills out an online request form on the health department website.
That would include records for anyone who got vaccinated through Cerner's Operation Safe program run in partnership with the county.
The Platte County Health Department is not able to provide an identical replacement vaccine card but can provide records of the vaccination.
Health department officials can help residents access Missouri health records if they fill out an online request form.
Immunization records are also kept by the state of Kansas. Anyone requesting that information must first fill out a form and then return it with a photo ID by fax, email or postal service.
- Fax: 785-559-4227
- Email: KDHE.ImmunizationRegistry@ks.gov
- Postal service: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Attn: Kansas Immunization Registry, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 210, Topeka, Kansas, 66612
They can also be reached by email at MedicalRecords-DHE@jocogov.org.
A spokesperson with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas, Health Department says residents should contact the provider where they received their vaccine to get a replacement card.
This story will be updated with new information as other health entities provide information.