Collect and protect important paperwork, including an Emergency Action Plan, insurance documents, and medical, vital, and immunization records.
- Copies of medical documents and advance directives, including:
- Personal identification, including:
- A current Care PlanExternal with information about how to best care for your child with special healthcare needs.
- User manuals, model and serial numbers, and contact information for the manufacturer of medical devices, such as blood glucose meters and nebulizers.
- Keep an up-to-date list of all prescription medications, including dosage amounts and the names of their generic equivalents, medical supply needs, and known allergies.
- Save electronic copies of important papers in a password-protected format to a flash or external hard drive or a secure cloud-based service.
- Store flash drives and hardcopies of important papers in a fireproof and waterproof container or safe, with a trusted friend or relative, or in a safety deposit box at a bank.
- Pet owners: Make copies of important veterinary recordsCdc-pdf such as a rabies certificate, vaccinations, prescriptions, and a recent photograph of your pet(s).
- Use the Blue ButtonExternal (if available) to securely view, print, and download personal health data to a personal computer, external hard drive, or safe place in case of an emergency.
- Questions and Answers About Immunization Recommendations Following a Disaster
- Interim Immunization Recommendations for Individuals Displaced by a Disaster
- Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
- Protect Your Critical Documents and ValuablesCdc-pdfExternal (FEMA)
- Understanding EncryptionExternal (US-CERT)
Page last reviewed: April 5, 2019, 01:25 PM
Content source: Center for Preparedness and Response