Better Business Bureau advises against sharing vaccination cards on social media

Although you might be eager to share updates on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you may want to think twice about sharing your vaccination card on social media.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises the self-identifying information— such as full name and birthdate as well as vaccination site information— found on the vaccination can make cardholders vulnerable to identity theft if shared online, and can contribute to the creation of fake vaccination cards.

For example, the BBB reports fake vaccination cards have been found for sale on marketplace websites in the United Kingdom.

Instead, the BBB advises sharing a photo of the vaccination sticker, or setting a frame around a profile photo. Additionally, social media users might want to review their security settings to see who can view certain posts.