upr-header-1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Utah law enforcement discusses fake vaccination cards

A study released in November found that 28% of unvaccinated workers would “somewhat or strongly consider” lying about their COVID-19 vaccination status or fabricating vaccination card documents in order to keep their jobs.

FBI supervisory special agent Drew Scown says fake vaccination cards have become very popular during the pandemic. In fact, you can find them for sale on social media and Amazon. Compared to a driver’s license or passport, vaccination cards are very simple and easy to duplicate, which is why they are so readily available.

Scown says having a fake vaccination card qualifies as criminal activity. He says this activity has been discovered in Utah, but no one has been charged yet. He says the biggest way law enforcement finds out about this kind of activity is by being tipped off.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!