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As the world prepares to reopen for vaccinated tourism, I'm facing a conundrum in regards to the paperwork required. If you get the COVID vaccine in the US these days, you will be issued a "Vaccination Record Card" that follows the CDC-mandated format. However international travel generally requires the International Certificate of Vaccination - or at least that's what the requirements seem to be currently. Specifically, that's what Iceland wants to see for non-EU/EEA issued vaccinations:

Certificates from the the World Health Organization (WHO) (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) is also accepted for vaccines the WHO has validated.

Is there a way to convert the CDC-issued card into the International one at the moment? Can my doctor do this for example?

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    In Germany a International Certificate of Vaccination is common place and can be bought for € 2 in most Apotheke. My doctor simply fills it out for each vaccination. Often the flu vaccination have a small sticker, which is placed in the book if you have it with you when getting the shot and stamped. Vaccination Forms | U.S. Government Bookstore – Mark Johnson Feb 21 at 1:09
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    No idea why anyone would downvote this question. – Franck Dernoncourt Feb 21 at 7:35
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    @FranckDernoncourt Probably the modern day version of: He's Watching You Poster | World War Era. Anonymity makes it possible to make their displeasure fealt to any one who disagrees with their viewpoint. – Mark Johnson Feb 21 at 9:06
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    We just returned from Iceland and they accepted the US CDC COVID Vaccination card, handwritten. We were planning on going to Malta, and they are not accepting it. – Bonnie Cortes Jul 15 at 8:27
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    I would point out that per the Government of Malta even they don't seem to accept the "International Certificate of Vaccination (the Yellow Shot Book), but rather the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" which doesn't seem to be the same, after several web searches. – CGCampbell Jul 15 at 13:17
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Since the yellow vaccination book (which most travellers had in the 1960's) are filled out by qualified doctors, your doctor should be able to add an entry based on the Vaccination Record Card entry.


In Germany a International Certificate of Vaccination is common place and can be bought for € 2 in most Apotheke.

This serves the same purpose as the US Vaccination Record Card.

My doctor simply fills it out for each vaccination.

Often the flu vaccination have a small sticker, which is placed in the book if you have it with you when getting the shot and stamped on the right hand side by the doctor (or on their behalf).

This may be true for the COVID-19 vaccine, since the image below shows 2 stickers being used.

Normally the stickers contain the brand name and a production number for each shot, so assume this image only shows what it could look like.


Update (2021-03-19):

I just received a reply from a friend in the US who ordered a CDC International Certificate of Vaccination, at the given link below, on the 7th of January 2021:

I received today, a package delivered by ups containing 25 of said yellow forms. I guess I will take them with me tomorrow when I get my 2nd shot. They filled in the vaccination history.


Sources:

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    The picture is a photoshopped symbolic picture, it doesn't show real Sars-CoV-2 vaccinations. But nonetheless, you get indeed 2 stickers, one for each dose, with the name of the vaccine and the charge number on it – dunni Feb 21 at 9:07
  • @dunni Very probable. That how my flu shot stickers look like. They also contain the brand being used. Haven't gotten mine yet and didn't find a 'real' image. – Mark Johnson Feb 21 at 9:13

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