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Can I replace my son's lost clinic card?
In the process of moving house a few times recently, and of my son's moving schools constantly, I lost his clinic card. I'm living a life of extreme guilt since trying and failing to locate it. Unfortunately there is no record at his previous schools, and even the paediatrician's rooms and clinics say they only keep records for 5 years. Please tell me i still have hope of finding it.
How will I tell him when he's grown that his mom has been so useless that she lost his original Birth Certificate and Clinic Card?


Arlaine Oxenham runs Babies on Beachway, a clinic in the Durban North area offering antenatal classes and post natal advice with the focus being on feeding and sleep issues from birth up to two years of age. She says:

Although “the Clinic Card” is a valuable tool in assessing a child’s growth & record of immunisations, please don’t worry if it’s gone. As long as you know that his immunisations are up to date, he will be fine. Some schools do ask for records just to check the immunisations but cannot refuse a child entry if they have not been done or the card is lost. Have you tried asking the clinic you went to for a letter to say that the immunisations are up to date and that they did do the immunisations (or the paed if you did some there.) As for the birth certificate, you can get a replacement from home affairs and if you want an easier route, I believe the Passport People also offer the service.


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66 Comments so far:
Danielle Simpson on 15 April 2011
You are not alone.. I think i threw my daugters away as scrap artwork... in my 6 monthly clean ups, the change from card certificates to paper did not work for me.
Elezaine on 28 April 2011
Hi I have the same problem with my grandson. He is due for his 6 year old injection and the clinics don't have record. I also need to enroll him for grade R this year. I hope the school will accept him.
Fayrooz Gaffoor on 17 July 2011
Is there anyway to replace the card. My little one is 15 months old and due for an injection. Is there anyway I can go to storknest to get a new one then just get the sister to fill in the vaccines she has received already?
tumi on 20 September 2011
i did nt lose my daughters clinic card however the fathers mother has it and doesnt want to give it back. what should i do?
Jillene Moses on 11 January 2012
Hi My daughters are over 6years old and both have been vaccinated. What should i tell the school when they ask for it???
jeruisha on 19 February 2012
hi i am a 29 year old mum,my baby is 4 years old and i reside in durban,phoenix,for the past one and half year i have been separated from my husband,and under certain circumstances my husbands granny should take the child for her injections and check ups,and upon leaving him they refuse to give me the clinic card,not realising the affecting the childs future,and wen i visited the clinic in unit 4 phoenix they refused to give me another card for baby and i did explain my situation but the refused to help me,and next year i need to enrol her in grade r,wat do i do? please help me.
vuyisa on 4 June 2013
i lost the clinic dard now they refuse to assit me.
Chantal Gertse on 22 July 2013
Hi, my sons are now, 5years and 3 and half years. we have moved alot - during out last move which was last year nov, we are now settled and i have now looked for the file, and i cant find it anywhere. i need to register my son for grade r next year (the 5yr old) and i know without it they will not help me, please advise
hildah on 2 September 2013
I lost my daughter's clinic card and she needs to get some drops as she jst turned six wht steps mst I take frm here
hildah on 2 September 2013
I lost my daughter's clinic card and she needs to get some drops as she jst turned six wht steps mst I take frm here
moitheri lebopa on 20 October 2013
I lost my baby's clinic card she's four months old and need to go to clinic should I go to the hospital where she was born or what should I do
Anna on 30 October 2013
I have a baby boy hu is 1year 4 months old i was mugged they took my bag,there was a clinic card in it and his immunisations are not up to date he pics up ilnesses bcz he doesnt get immunised i tried the nearest hospital bt they couldnt help me the say i must go back to where i gave birth for the new car but its very far i cant i dont even know the place i was ther bcz we were at the wedding and i went to early labour
dee on 7 January 2014
I have a 6yr old daughter,I lost her clinic card. I'm not sure how far along she is in the dates,and she starts school this year, what can I do?
Sharon on 21 January 2014
I have a huge problem here, in 2008 i gave home birth to my son, i then took him for his bcg and vaccinations a few day later at a local hospital where his birth was also reported, he was hospitalized at the same hospital a few weeks later aswell, the hospital issued
A clinic card, but it was lost, ever since i have been having big trouble getting a new card from the hospital, they keep telling me they don't have my son or me on their records, it's 2014 already, and i still can't get my son registered because i cannot obtain a new clinic card, i have been up and down, been phoning, mailing, running from town to town, even had an affidavit made, got in contact with the head of home affairs, i get no where, someone, please i need help here, what else can i do,
Sharon on 21 January 2014
I have a huge problem here, in 2008 i gave home birth to my son, i then took him for his bcg and vaccinations a few day later at a local hospital where his birth was also reported, he was hospitalized at the same hospital a few weeks later aswell, the hospital issued
A clinic card, but it was lost, ever since i have been having big trouble getting a new card from the hospital, they keep telling me they don't have my son or me on their records, it's 2014 already, and i still can't get my son registered because i cannot obtain a new clinic card, i have been up and down, been phoning, mailing, running from town to town, even had an affidavit made, got in contact with the head of home affairs, i get no where, someone, please i need help here, what else can i do,
simphiwe on 24 January 2014
Ive lost my 3 year old son's clinic card..how can I go about getting a new one...im stressed because he didnt go for his 3rd birthday clinic visit, Please help
zinhle on 6 February 2014
Hi I also have the same problem as Sharon. Plz plz help ma child is 5yrs nd must start pre_skul bt can't coz she hv no birth certificate
Karlien de Villiers on 7 February 2014
Hi One of the above answers said " Some schools do ask for records just to check the immunisations but cannot refuse a child entry if they have not been done or the card is lost." I would like to know on what grounds or according to which act they cannot refuse the child.
eveangeline frederick on 4 March 2014
I lost my son clinic book at the clinic and not sure if they will keep it my baby due for 6 months check up what should I do please help
Neo Khunwane on 13 March 2014
Hi, I lost my daughter's clinic card and now she needs to go or the one year vaccination. Can I get a new clinic card and where?
maletsatsi on 13 March 2014
My daughter went for her nine months check up nd now when we got home her clinic card was lost wat should I do to get a new clinic card?
Nomzamo on 22 April 2014
I am having a serious problem with eczema. My son is 5 months now and since he was 6 weeks we've been trying to treat it. We've tried the doctors and different prescribed treatments. Please help.
zandile on 23 April 2014
My daughter is now staying with my mother so I have to give her the clinic card but there is some information that I do not wish my mother to see on the card,can I get a new card ?
nunuza on 26 April 2014
My daughter is now nine months and i want to take her to the clinic for check up, so i realise that her clinic card was lost at home. what can i do now, becos i went to hospital, they said i must go to clinic they will help me, im confused that they will help me without her card?
Lucia on 20 May 2014
Hi i have a 5yr boy and i lost his clinic card now i want to register at school they dont want to register him,what must i do now
ayanda on 26 May 2014
hi I lost my daughter clinic card she 5 yrs now she need one for her to go to school next yr and we been move places please help me
Fatima on 2 June 2014
Hi all, I have the same problem but spoke to someone at the Department of Health. She said that I can go to the hospital where my daughter was born and they can reissue the card. Then I have to visit the clinics where she got her vaccinations and they will just complete the card. Hope this helps.
Xolani on 15 July 2014
Hi, I am a single father. I live with my 2 kids, 4 & 2yrs. I don't have their clinic cards, their mother won't cooperate. The kids are now behind with the vaccs. What can I do? Will the birth hospitals help me? I'm not in any of their records.
Ntandokazi on 20 July 2014
Hi, my childs clinic card got burnt when my house was burning. What do I need to do to get another card he is 2 years and still has to take his vaccinations. Please advise
Lebohang on 16 August 2014
Hi am lebo 24years living with my little sister shes 18years both our parents passed on living my little sister without a birth certificate but we got her clinic card...what can i do to help her get a birth certificate cos she now doing grade 11 we really need help cos she'l be doing grade 12 next year....pls pls pls help me out
mayroon on 16 September 2014
I my childs clinic card got lost from a guy that robbed me with my bag and ran away.
Kedi on 22 September 2014
Hi Mommies, I have also lost my 6 year old son's clinic card and apparently the process is - you need to go to the childs birth clinic and ask them to write out a new one for you. Once that has been done, you must go to all the clinic (if you moved around... like me) where he was vaccinated, and they need to fill in the appropriate sections. It is a nightmare, especially if you have to deal with govenment clining... I am not looking forward to this journey. I could just kick myself - I keep dreaming about this and places i might have put it - but I have search the entire house :(
Mpumelo on 16 October 2014
I have lost my childs vaccination card n im not sure when is she due for another vaccination.
Pls advice.
monica mokoena on 22 October 2014
hey, I lost my baby's clinic card & i don't know where to go from here, I went back were I gave birth to my daughter & I was told that they do not give card twice aim confuse I really don't know what to do. please can you help me to find my daughters clinic card.
sewayth on 27 October 2014

Hw do i make a new clinic card 4 my 2year old
edith on 30 October 2014
Can I register my daughter for gradeR without clinic card?
Mduduzi on 5 November 2014
Hi, my family relocated to CT from JHB in December 2013 and now we can't find my sons clinic card. I went to both clinic and private hospital here in CT to ask about what do do to get another clinic card but could not get clear answer. My son received immunisation injection when he was 6 months and now he will be turning 2 years in November. what must I do to get another clinic card?
angel on 22 November 2014
Can i replace a lost clinic card for my child
angel on 22 November 2014
How do i replace my child's lost clinic card it got lost on my way from the clinic
Lisbeth Bilanluku on 13 December 2014
hey. i lost my son clinic card and now at the clinic they dnt help me without and where i gave birth they refusing to give me another one. where can i go to get help?
Dominique on 18 December 2014
Hi guys I have exactly the same problem, I have no Idea where my daughter's clinic book is (road to health). I have no clue where it is what can I do? Where do I go? Who do I speak 2? I don't mind paying @goverment clinic
Sankie on 7 January 2015
Hi Mommies,

I also have the same problem, I from the clinic now and they refused to inject my baby.
They advised me to go and make a statement at the police station then go to the Hospital where I gave birth, they will give me a new one.
Lastly I must go to the clinic where they have her record of immunisations.
thuli on 27 January 2015
I lost my child clinic book,shes done with her immunisations injections i just need it for her day care school.please help me
Alicia harris on 22 April 2015
I have lost my child's clinic card and also don't have a copy of mine. How do I obtain records for immigration purposes?
Nardine on 23 April 2015
I had the same problem. however found a wonderfull product at www.myonlinevac.com.

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Dudu on 20 May 2015
The pre school that my son attended refuses to give me my sons's clinic card because I do not agree to pay fees for the months he did not attend in December prior to going to school
sarah on 5 July 2015
Ilost my clinic card his six months what do i do plz help
sarah on 5 July 2015
Ilost my baby clinic card n his six months do i go back to da hospital he was born at i have papers of the date he was born n time
melany dowling on 17 August 2015
I lost my childs clinic card with a moveing i did not get a chance to register her what must i do please help me she is 4 now please please i realy need help
Khanyisa Macikama on 18 August 2015
Hi, I lost my kids clinic cards my son 9 years and my daughter 5 years I am so worried because I need to submit at my daughter's school for next year grade R. Please advise yhooo I've been stressing
Sadeep on 14 November 2015
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penelope on 29 December 2015
I lost my 4 years clinic card so should I find the new one
Lindy on 14 January 2016
Hi. @ Dudu 20may15 what do we do when we get to that website? I also lost my child's clinic card. u have to go to a clinic or hospital where they were born they will write a new one and go to all the clinic or places u took the child for vaccination. lindiwemildred48@gmail.com
Tanya on 4 March 2016
Have a look at the following link. My daughter is due for her last injection at age 12 and I can not find her card. I did some research and found this http://childhealthcare.co.za/immunisation/introduction/what-should-be-done-if-the-road-to-health-card-is-lost/
nomaphelo taki on 26 April 2016
Ilost clinic card last year nd now my child need to get at school next year the refused to register my child what must I do
mpho on 16 August 2016
I was suppose to take my baby to the clinic but couldn't fins his card. Can I get every information written in the new one?
Sibongile on 15 September 2016
I also lost my clinic card , which makes it difficult to get the birth certificate for my child

plz help me the easier rote to get the card

thank you
jennifer on 22 November 2016
I have lost my babys clinic card and i dont know what to do,what if she get sick and i need to go to clinic or something
Mosetlo Matshidiso on 16 February 2017
I have lost my birth document after both my parents's death,all I have is my father death Cirtificate and my mother's south Africa ID. how I can I use those two documents to proof that I was born I Leratong hospital,so I can get a new clinic card. I really need to go to school and without an ID am nothing in South Africa
Masechaba on 2 May 2017
Hi, I lost my son's clinic card traveling to western cape now the school needs a clinic card can someone help
mum on 23 July 2017
Gcilima clinic in Margate refused to help my daughter because she had no clinical card. She's suffering now what to do help please.
Toni on 22 August 2017
I lost my childs clinic card when relocating. I cannot take my kid for his 6 year injection. Please help
Letty on 17 September 2017
I lost my son's clinic card, and have to register him for Grade R. Please assist me on what is needed to have a new one.
Bernadette on 3 October 2017
I lost my daughters clinic card when we relocate, and I have to put her in a school and the school is requiring the clinic card
Dennis on 17 October 2017
Hi

I too have the same problem, my fiance and i lost our son's clinic card and we so worried about it... How can we get another one, his school is demanding it and for his check ups aswel. Please advise.
Christina Mello on 22 October 2017
I lost my child's birth card and visited the hospital where I gave birth with her birth certificate and my ID book but they told me to go the clinic I was visiting for growth checkups and it was a mobile so now its no longer visiting. I don't know what to do
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