Experts Warn Against Posting COVID-19 Vaccine Cards On Social Media

More vaccination cards will be given as more citizens are vaccinated. It’s a joyous moment and some may be tempted to share an ecstatic vaccination selfie on social media. 

The Better Business Bureau and the AARP warns the public against posting a selfie with their vaccination card on social media. They said that flaunting your vaccination card on social media could put your personal information in the hands of scammers.

The cards usually include details such as the recipient’s date of birth, the type of vaccine received, and the date of vaccination.

In a news article, the BBB said, “Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine.” “If your social media privacy settings aren’t set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use.”

“Posting photos of your card can help provide scammers with information they can use to create and sell phony ones,” the BBB warned earlier this year.

Instead of uploading an unedited selfie with the vaccine card, experts advise omitting personal details or, better yet, share a photo of your vaccine sticker or set a frame around your profile picture.

See the BBB’s Scam Warning on Facebook quizzes and like farming for more detail about privacy issues on social media.

If you come across a scam, please report it to More information about scams and how to stop them can be found at

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