Jacki Hollywood Brown has been a military spouse for almost 25 years. In that time, she has lived in four Canadian provinces and two different countries. She maintains a regular blog at Canadian Army Wife.
Editor's note: This blog was originally published at Canadian Army Wife.
I’m pretty diligent about keeping our family’s vaccination records, but I bet there are not a lot of people that are so diligent.
In most provinces, you get a small folded bit of paper at birth (actual size 10 x 15 cm) on which to record all the vaccinations for your entire life. You must keep this little paper safe at all times and take it with you to every immunization appointment.
What if the vaccination card is:
- stored in a pocket and goes through the wash and gets destroyed?
- kept in your wallet and your wallet is stolen?
- is just plain old lost?