Don’t Share Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card On Social Media
If you've already gotten your vaccine, then you're well aware that you are given a "COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card". The card is proof of receiving your COVID-19 vaccination, and it also lets you know when you return to receive your second dose. As excited as you may be to share on social media that you've gotten your vaccine, the Better Business Bureau is advising everyone to refrain from sharing that vaccination card on social media!
In a news release, the BBB warns: "The self-identifying information on it makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create phony versions. If your social media privacy settings aren't set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use"
As if that wasn't alarming enough, the BBB reports that scammer in Great Britain were caught selling fake vaccination cards on eBay and TikTok. Instead, the BBB advises that if you do want to share on social media that you've gotten the vaccine, to instead share your vaccine sticker. The BBB also has other great tips on how to avoid being scammed.
On the other hand, if you want to instead share a picture of you receiving the vaccine or of your arm donning a band-aid, many say "go for it".
Vaccine photography, according to The Atlantic, has a history of public health promotions. "Photographs can be persuasive tools in overcoming skepticism toward the science of immunization itself." posting that vaccine selfie, or vaxxie, will help build public confidence in the vaccine. Getting 60 to 70% of the population in the United States vaccinated is the only step we have to take to make sure we get our lives back to normal. So, if you've gotten it, share that selfie!
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