Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card? Here’s What To Do

If you were vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida and your vaccination card is lost or damaged, here’s how to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record:

  • Call your primary care provider’s office. All administered COVID vaccines are entered into the Florida State Health Online Tracking System (Florida SHOTS) immunization registry. All First Physicians Group primary care doctors are enrolled in SHOTS, so the office staff can provide you with a copy of your immunization records, which will include vaccination dates, location and lot numbers.
  • Make an appointment with the Sarasota County Department of Health. Anyone vaccinated in Florida can receive a replacement vaccination card through the Sarasota Health Department’s immunization clinic. Appointments are required. Click here to learn more, or call 941-861-2784 to make an appointment.

If you attended a Sarasota Memorial Community Vaccine Event:

If you’re a community member who received the COVID-19 vaccine through Sarasota Memorial and your vaccination card is lost or damaged, you can access your COVID-19 vaccination record in any of the ways detailed below.

Please note that the below options for people who were vaccinated during our community events at the SMH Auditorium (main campus), Internal Medicine Practice in Newtown or Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Clark Road. For questions, call 941-917-2444 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday).

  • Call your primary care provider’s office. All administered COVID vaccines are entered into the Florida State Health Online Tracking System (Florida SHOTS) immunization registry. All First Physicians Group primary care doctors are enrolled in SHOTS, so the office staff can provide you with a copy of your immunization records, which will include vaccination dates, location and lot numbers.
  • Online access: Log in to your Sarasota Memorial FollowMyHealth Patient Portal account. Don’t have an SMH patient portal account? Register for a new one today. See details below.
  • Submit a medical records request through SMH’s Release of Information Office. You can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record through our Medical Records / Release of Information Office via email, fax, in-person or by mail. See details below.
  • Contact the Sarasota County Department of Health. Anyone vaccinated in Florida can receive a replacement vaccination card through the Sarasota Health Department’s immunization clinic. Appointments are required. Click here to learn more, or call 941-861-2784 to make an appointment.

To access the SMH FollowMyHealth Patient Portal:

Use an Existing SMH FollowMyHealth Patient Portal Account
1. If you already have an SMH FollowMyHealth Patient Portal account, click here to log in to the account.
2. Select “My Health,” then “Immunizations.”
3. Print out a copy of your vaccination record from the portal — and print extra copies for safe keeping. Can’t print it? Take a screenshot, and email it to yourself for future easy access.

Sign Up for a New Patient Portal Account
If you do not have an existing SMH Patient Portal account, you can set one up for fast, convenient access to your SMH medical records, including COVID-19 vaccination records. To get started, click here or call 941-917-2444 (9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday). You will need to verify your identity to set up the account.

For patient portal questions or help, call our FollowMyHealth team at 941-917-2444 or email FollowMyHealth@smh.com.

 

To Submit a Medical Records Request through SMH

You can request a copy of your vaccination record by submitting a request to our Medical Records Office.
1. Download the SMH Authorization to Release Patient Information form: Click here for the authorization form in English; click here for the form in Spanish.
2. Complete the authorization form using the guidance below. Sign and date the form before submitting it.
“This Information Is To Be Disclosed/Released To:” Fill in your own name and address, or the name and address of another party who the information will be disclosed or released to.
“Covering the Following TimeFrame(s) of Healthcare Services and/or Conditions Related to:” Write “Jan. 2021 thru June 2021 – COVID Vaccine.”
“The Following Information is to be Disclosed/Released:” Check “Other” and write in “COVID-19 Vaccine Record.”
3. Submit the completed form, along with proof of your identity (a copy of a state-issued driver’s license or other government-issued ID). Click here for instructions on submitting the documents.