A vaccination card contains vital information about the kind and number of vaccinations an individual has received and when further vaccinations are due. Many vaccinations require subsequent booster doses in order to maintain immunity. Therefore it makes sense to have your vaccination status checked by your GP from time to time. But of course as soon as you need the vaccination card it is nowhere to be found. So what can you do in such a situation?
If you are missing information about your vaccinations or have lost your vaccination card, contact your family physician. He or she can issue a replacement card. If you have not had all your vaccinations done by the same physician, he or she can use a blood test to determine how well you are protected by the vaccines from previous vaccinations or from having had the disease in the past. However, it is not possible to determine how many vaccine doses you have received in the past.
Take advantage of storing all your vaccination information from your vaccination card in evita. Under the heading Vaccination you enter the available information on the vaccines in the electronic vaccination record and update the list whenever you receive a vaccination. You can save the record as a PDF in evita or print it out. In this way, the detailed information about your vaccinations can be retrieved quickly and easily electronically even from abroad, in case of an emergency or during your next visit to the GP.
If you have any further questions, please contact your physician.