Americans who step up to take the Coronavirus mRNA vaccinations will receive Covid-19 vaccination cards.
The Department of Defense (DoD) released images of the vaccination cards and vaccination kits on Wednesday, reports KRON4 news
The cards, issued by the CDC, will be included in vaccination kits sent out by President Donald Trump's Operation Warp Speed.
Operation Warp Speed is coordinating with military planners and experts at the CDC to deliver vaccines to 300 million Americans.
"Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due," said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition.
"For most COVID-19 vaccine products, two doses of vaccine, separated by 21 or 28 days, will be needed," according to the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook. "Because different COVID-19 vaccine products will not be interchangeable, a vaccine recipient’s second dose must be from the same manufacturer as their first dose."
Additionally, "vaccination clinics will report to their state immunization registries which vaccine was given so that third parties can verify one's vaccination status regardless of what their card says (or if they've lost it)."
"Patients" will be asked to "volunteer" their phone numbers so jurisdictions can contact them via "robocalls" or text messages to remind them of their second dose due date.
"The primary endpoint is to prevent clinical disease, to prevent symptomatic disease, not necessarily to prevent infection. The primary thing you want to do is, if people get infected, prevent them from getting sick. And if you prevent them from getting sick you will ultimately prevent them from getting seriously ill, so that's what we want to do."
Common symptoms of Covid-19 are similar to the seasonal flu: a fever, cough, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, and muscle aches.