LANDOVER, MARYLAND – MARCH 18: Mercelles McKinght has his photograph taken by volunteer Marion Solomon as he receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacist Birdena Kendrick at First Baptist Church of Highland Park March 18, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. McKnight asked that his photo be taken so he could prove to his wife that he got the vaccine. The vaccination site is part of the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force’s effort to partners with all 24 of Maryland’s local health departments to focus coronavirus vaccination efforts on “underserved, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach populations to ensure the equitable delivery of vaccines.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Experts: Stop Posting Your Vaccine Cards On Social Media
Posting a photo of your vaccine card is one of the hottest social media trends of the moment – but it’s one you should probably skip.
Experts warn that those photos often contain personal information that can be exploited by hackers. Even if it’s not much, it could be the last ‘piece of the puzzle’ an identity thief needs to complete the picture.
Still want to celebrate your shot? Post a picture of your vaccination sticker instead.
Are you guilty of sharing a ‘vaccine selfie’? How tightly do you control your information online?