DALLAS — It happens to the best of us. You forget your wallet at home, you leave your mask in the car, you misplace your keys, you don't know where your driver's license mysteriously ran off to.
And now, as the pandemic continues and the new booster shot becomes available, vaccination cards are yet another piece of paper we have to keep track of.
But if you live in Dallas County, local officials have now made it easier to make sure you don't lose your vaccination cards.
Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering replacement COVID-19 vaccination cards to anyone who has lost or misplaced their vaccination cards.
If you live in Dallas County and need to replace your card, all you have to do is call 972-692-2780 during the hours of 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to contact the Texas Department of State Health Services to request your COVID-19 vaccination record, call 800-252-9152 or email email@example.com.
And always remember — the CDC encourages you to keep your vaccination cards in a safe place. Don't post pictures of your card on social media (just like any other piece of ID with highly sensitive personal information). Don't laminate your card, in case you need to note of a future booster record. And if you're thinking about making some counterfeit vaccine cards — don't. Using a fake vaccination card can constitute a federal crime and can land you in jail for up to five years.