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Our Guide to Protecting Your Vaccine Card (In Style)

Vaccine Card Holder
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May 5, 2022

This post was originally published in May 2021 and has been updated.

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Vaccine cards = a must-have accessory. We all know how easy it is to lose a piece of paper. Or rip it. Especially since many of the cards are slightly too big to fit in your standard wallet. So we set out to find the best — and the cutest — holders and lanyards to keep our VIP (very important paper) safe and sound. Cheers to science, and to your protected vaccine record.

Holders to throw in a bag or suitcase...

For the person who loves a monogram moment…

Personalize away. These handmade holders double as a passport case so you can easily access your card while you travel. You can choose from a ton of colors and emboss whatever you want. Bon voyage. ($8+, HenneysBoutique via Etsy)

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For anyone who hasn’t let WFH get in the way of their personal style…

These trendy cases are perfect. They’re made from durable vinyl and vintage kitchen contact paper. The covers are cut and sewn by hand, and you can choose from the cutest floral prints. Très chic. ($11, Mugwump via Etsy)

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For the person who appreciates a lot of options…

These handmade genuine leather holders come with a key ring and are available in eight colors. We love this one for its minimalist design and unisex appeal. Plus, like so many of the options on this list, you can add a personalized element to make it special. ($10.39+, FamiliarPaws via Etsy)

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For when you miss going to the club…

Add some fun to your protective gear. These shiny handmade holders remind us of club lights and disco balls. And like others on this list, you can personalize ‘em to make yours a little more special. ($10, NeonSol via Etsy)

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For when you love using emojis in the group chat…

These bring the vax emoji to real life. The gold shot illustration on the outside adds an understated touch to an otherwise classic wallet-like holder. ($9.99, Amazon)

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For the person who loves to rock a graphic tee… 

Get the vax-card version. This fun one with durable waterproof vinyl material comes in a dozen color options. Vax girl summer, here you come. ($5.95, SeedSproutBloom via Etsy)

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For the floral lover…

If you’re a fan of Rifle Paper Co.’s pretty stationery, these handmade holders use 100% cotton fabric from the brand’s collections. The cover is reinforced so you can count on it lasting and not falling apart in your bag. April showers bring May flower cases. ($15, CabinCraftsByMaria via Etsy)

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For the person who’s in charge of buying protectors for the whole fam...

These super minimal clear options are something everyone can get behind. Buy one or snag ‘em in a pack of two, five, ten, or twenty to supply your crew. They’re made of durable PVC material that’s waterproof and corrosion-resistant. All you need now is a lanyard to accessorize. ($6.97/5 pack, Amazon)

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Some lanyards so your card's always within reach...

For when you want to dress things up...

These pebbled leather lanyards with nickel hardware are an elegant option. Plus leather is durable, so you can always use it for something else once you're done showing off your immunization card. ($35, Leatherology)

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For anyone who wants to brighten things up...

This 100% cotton Vera Bradley option is durable and lightweight. There are a variety of patterns to choose from, and thanks to the lobster clasp, you can attach multiple things to the lanyard. So you can hold your vax card, mask, and more all in one place. Multitasking, but make it cute. ($10.50+, Amazon)

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For the proud pet parents out there…

Show your love for your fave dog breed with this polyester lanyard. It comes in 15 different prints. And it’s got a detachable buckle and clasp that can attach to your vax card case, keys, mask, and more. Pawesome. ($8.99, Amazon)

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For the person who loved making bracelets at camp…

This DIY beaded lanyard screams throwback summer vibes. And makes for a fun chain for sunglasses and masks too. Color us sold. ($14.99, Madewell)

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