Having proof of getting the COVID-19 vaccine is pretty important. But just like with other important documents, like a passport or birth certificate, things go missing. Here's what to do if you lost your vaccine card.

Chances are, you're going to encounter more situations that require proof of vaccination. So, it's important for you to keep it close to you, and even make a few photocopies.

The process of obtaining a new copy of your COVID-19 vaccine card is actually pretty easy. Much easier, say, than replacing a driver's license or social security card.

The New Jersey Department of Health offers these suggestions for getting a replacement vax card:

Option 1: Request a record from your healthcare provider

Most NJ healthcare providers are connected to the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS). Ask your provider if they can give you an Official Immunization Record. If your provider does not participate in NJIIS you can request an immunization record from NJIIS (follow instructions below).

Option 2Tap the Docket mobile app to access your COVID-19 vaccine record

Through the Docket mobile phone app, you can easily access personal or family COVID-19 immunization records. However, this app is EXCLUISIVELY for the COVID vax only, not other immunizations. The Docket mobile app is available for Apple users in your App Store and for Android users via Google Play.

Option 3Submit a request to New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS)

You can request your own immunization record or your children’s by submitting the NJIIS Immunization Record Request. Click here to access the official IMM-46 form.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

What Not to Do on a Traffic Stop According to a NJ Cop

My husband is a police officer. He is an amazing man who saves lives and upholds the law. He makes me proud every single day.

I know being a police officer can come with a lot of criticism, especially when there are bad eggs that give police officers a bad name. I can assure you that there are many police officers that uphold the law and do not abuse it, and my husband is one of them.

I hear stories when my husband comes home and he tells me that he encounters some crazy people. I feel like it is very simple to not get arrested by a police officer once you're pulled over or have an encounter with a cop. I went right to my hubby and he gave me some tips to share with all of you.