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If you are getting a COVID-19 vaccination or have already done so, should you laminate your vaccination card?

The topic has gained steam over the past few weeks as several national businesses have offered that opportunity free of charge and as concerns continue about the vaccination cards possibly getting used as an event passport of some sort down the road. Lyon County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Jennifer Millbern says that step may be nice for peace of mind, but it's not needed.

Millbern says neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have offered strong guidance on how to proceed with laminating vaccination cards.

Regardless of whether you decide to laminate the card, Millbern says you need to make sure the information is all correct. She also suggests you take front-and-back photos on your cell phone so you have another record of it available.

Vaccine demand isn't universal, but it is strong and it is steady -- as evidenced by the full schedules for primary dose clinics either already held or coming this week through Flint Hills Community Health Center, Haag Pharmacy and Newman Regional Health.

Millbern will have another update on Lyon County's COVID-19 response on Thursday's Newsmaker segment at 7:15 am on KVOE and

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