Other folks are seeing issues with the ink used on vaccination cards.
Russ Ayers of Oak Park got vaccinated at Beaumont, but the ink on his vaccination card disintegrated when he got it laminated.
“The nurse who wrote on my card used a pen with ink that totally, without (a) trace, disappeared when I had it laminated at Office Depot,” Ayers said.
The clerk at Office Depot had him sign a waiver, Ayers said.
“She said sometimes the ink disappears from the heat of lamination,” he said.
“Good thing I … took a picture, front and back, of our cards,” Ayers said.
Ayers said his wife’s card, also laminated, was fine. She also got vaccinated at Beaumont, on a different day and location.
“My wife’s card of a different time, with different ink, was OK,” he said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended keeping your vaccination card in case you need it for future use. And to consider taking a picture of your vaccination card as a backup copy. That’s it. Nothing about making copies. Nothing about laminating.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also recommends taking a photo, but stopped short of saying not to laminate.
“It should not be an issue to laminate,” said Lynn Sutfin, Public Information Officer at MDHHS.