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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Many people are celebrating getting their second COVID vaccine with much enthusiasm.

It is definitely something to celebrate, as it has been a long, exhausting year of wearing masks, social distancing and taking other safety precautions to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. However, posting a photo of your vaccination card is not how you should be celebrating. While you are keeping yourself safe from the pandemic, you could be inviting in more trouble.

Vaccination cards have information on it including your full name, date of birth, where you got your vaccine, and the dates you got it. When you post it to Facebook, Instagram, or to some other social media platform, you may be handing valuable information over to someone who could use it for identity theft.

Identity theft works like a puzzle, made up of pieces of personal information. By posting your vaccination card, you could be giving an identity thief access to all of your personal information.

If you want to celebrate getting your vaccine, share photos and other posts that won’t put you at risk for identity theft.

 


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