Attorney General Letitia James has released an alert to New Yorkers that the use of a fake vaccine card for those who are not vaccinated is a threat to communities that have worked to combat the virus.
Falsifying vaccination cards is fraudulent and the unauthorized use of the CDC, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seals are a violation of federal and state laws.
Violating these laws can result in criminal action.
James asks New Yorker’s to avoid and reject fake vaccination cards and to get the vaccine so the state can move forward from the pandemic.
The state gives cards only after vaccines are received, with the Moderna and Pfizer cards being updated after the second dose, and Johnson and Johnson only requiring one dose.
Residents are urged to not share or post photos of their cards online due to scammers stealing identifying information and using them to create fake vaccination cards.
Excelsior Pass apps can be downloaded for both Apple and Android to make presenting and maintaining vaccine cards easier.
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