Some supporters of former President Trump and anti-waxers falsify vaccine cards, using a state-issued template to falsely claim to have received their photos.
NBC News reports that people make their own vaccination cards using an online template and flash cards.
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Using high-resolution PDF files from the websites of the Wyoming and Missouri health departments, conspiracy and anti-government forums provide graphic templates on how to make a compelling vaccination card.
Some websites, such as Patriots.win, formerly known as TheDonald.win, indicate how thick the cardboard should be and how some vaccination centers attach card stickers to indicate the date. Some websites have date labels printed.
The CDC informed both the Missouri Department of Health and Adult Services and the Wyoming Department of Health, both of whom were aware of the abuse a month ago.
“It would be best if states no longer have this material online, as some have used the card / file for fraud,” said a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health.
“The original purpose of publishing the document was to make things a little easier for community providers,” said a spokesman for the Wyoming department.
The handwritten cards, which contain very little information, are used by right-wing forums that challenge President Biden’s vaccination mandates.
The Biden administration said it was not interested in creating a federal vaccination passport, saying some may have privacy issues. New York is the only country to have an application for verification called an Excelsior Pass or vaccine passport, as reported in Black enterprise.
The FBI issued a public warning in March, claiming that fraudulent vaccine cards created or purchased were illegal.
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