Surge of Fake Vaccination Cards Threaten to Mar School Vaccine Mandates
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- More than 400 universities in the U.S. have implemented COVID-19 vaccine mandates, requiring students to get vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 weekly
- At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where students have been asked to show proof of vaccination upon resumption, students have reported that their peers are uploading fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
- The problem most school authorities will face is distinguishing fake from real vaccine cards in photos, threatening the effectiveness of the mandate
- This comes as schools prepare to resume full in-person learning in a few weeks. Many schools say students who have not been vaccinated by that time or a specified date may be barred from enrolling for the school year
- According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health in July, almost a quarter of young adults between the ages 18 and 25 are hesistant to get vaccinated
- There are, therefore, growing concerns that the use of fake vaccination cards may become rife once schools resume