The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announces a new warning to all citizens of America. Do not post any pictures of your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media!
Why you must not post your vaccination card
We all know that this pandemic has been a major trouble-some for many of us, around the world. The only thing that every citizens in the world are now depending their hopes for is the formulated vaccines against the virus.
In the United States, for example, a lot of citizens already received their first and second shots of COVID-19 vaccine from either Pfizer or Moderna pharmaceutical companies.
As of Feb. 5, a total of 36 million people and counting have received vaccines from the government.
Since millions reportedly acquired the vaccine, it’s quite understandable that people brag this monumental event on social media.
However, the country’s FTC warns all citizens to refrain themselves from doing this act on social media over issues of a possible identity theft.
Don’t post your vaccination card!
On Friday, Feb. 5, FTC published a new announcement warning all citizens of America to stop themselves from posting their vaccination card on their social media accounts.
Vaccination cards are the tangible paper being given to all people who received vaccination from their states.
In here, personal information of the patient can be found, including the full name, date of birth, the place you got your vaccine, and when you got it.
FTC warns that these personal information, posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc, can be used by hackers or threat actors to commit cybercrime in the future.
“For example, just by knowing your date and place of birth, scammers sometimes can guess most of the digits of your Social Security number. Once identity thieves have the pieces they need, they can use the information to open new accounts in your name, claim your tax refund for themselves, and engage in other identity theft,” warned by FTC on its Feb. 5 announcement.
You can post these instead
Instead of putting out your vaccination card on your social media accounts, the agency advises that patients can just post photo of a “nifty adhesive bandage on the injection site” or even a photo of your vaccination sticker of white or orange, just in case, you really need to update your social media friends on your vaccination.
What you should know about taking COVID-19 vaccine
Though millions of Americans already received their part of the vaccine, there are still no assurances that COVID-19 virus will disappear pretty soon, especially since many Americans still don’t trust science.
CDC clarified that the government has been doing their best to stop the continuous increase in numbers of people getting the virus. Therefore, everyone should be vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccination composed of two doses. The second shot should be taken 3 to 4 weeks after the first shot.
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