Vital records and documents

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 Family sitting in a home. Papers and other important documents are stored on a high shelf.

Any official documents and papers (e.g. identity cards, property papers, insurance, education documents, etc.) should be safely stored and easy to reach in case of an emergency.

  • If persons with disabilities are using assistive technology, they should store their prescriptions.
  • Persons with disabilities or older persons receiving disability allowance, pensions or other social security benefits should keep copies of their disability- and social security cards.
  • Persons with chronic diseases and other individuals on regular medications should save copies of important medical records and medicine prescriptions.
  • Women who are pregnant should store copies of prenatal medical records.
  • Parents should store copies of important medical and immunization records for their infants.
  • If a person has allergies, a copy of a list of allergies should be saved.
  • For extra security, consider saving copies of the important documents in both, hard and electronic formats (e.g. online clouds).

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