My first thought upon reading this was that this is a pretty interesting way to get me to buy computer ink and paper while I'm there. But, upon further consideration, I can see where this offer could come in handy.

Why would it be handy? Well, if you've got plans to get your life back to normal and get yourself back out in the world doing things that you could do pre-pandemic, you'll be needing that COVID-19 vaccination card to make it happen.

That vaccination card may be your ticket to lots of things, like boarding an airplane, going to a movie theater or other form of indoor entertainment, going into your kid's school, or stopping by an area hospital to visit a sick friend or family member. In other words, your vaccination card, for a while anyway, may be as invaluable to you as your phone.

For the millions who've already gotten at least one of the two-injections required for the COVID-19 vaccine to do its thing (one injection for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), that paper card they gave you to prove you've had it done is going to start showing serious signs of wear in pretty short order, so getting it laminated takes away the worry of a faded and/or falling apart vaccine card you'll be asked to show.

Another added benefit is that each card lists the type of vaccine you received, along with the lot number of the vaccine. That will help in determining what future booster shots you may need, if any.

To take advantage of the free lamination offer, you'll need to stop by Staples this week because their offer is good this week only. Office Depot says that they'll continue the lamination offer through July.

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.

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