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Lawmaker Targets False Vaccination Cards

People getting the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a special vaccine card to record their doses, Operation Warp Speed officials say. Here, a Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a sample card.
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People getting the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a special vaccine card to record their doses, Operation Warp Speed officials say. Here, a Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a sample card.

A House Democrat on Wednesday filed a proposal aimed at cracking down on people who create or have false vaccination cards amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach, proposed the measure (HB 47) for consideration during the 2022 legislative session, which will start in January.

Under the bill, people could face third-degree felony charges if they create or possess a “certificate, card, or other physical or electronic medium that falsely indicates that the holder of the certificate, card, or other physical or electronic medium has been vaccinated against a specific disease, with the intent to defraud.”

While the bill comes during the pandemic, it is not limited to COVID-19 vaccinations.

News Service of Florida