It sure is extremely useful to let even unknown people find out about your health via your Facebook or Instagram account, but it can be a really bad idea sometimes. As many people are posting COVID-19 vaccination cards online these days, the Better Business Bureau warns against such practices.
The news is brought by gulte.com, and there are some strong reasons why you should avoid posting any photos of those vaccination cards. First of all, the card has the full name and birthday on it, and it also provides information about the vaccination centre.
Low privacy settings can lead to data loss
If the privacy settings for the user’s social media account are not set at the highest level, there’s a chance that valuable information can land into the hands of an unwanted person. Therefore, the best way to avoid such situations is to stop posting vaccination cards on social networks.
According to The Washington Post, in the US, the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic, about 23.2 million people received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Around 5 million people from the US have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, meaning 1.5 percent of the country’s population. Both the vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are approved for the US territory, and there’s no wonder why. The drugs have shown great results during the clinical trials: an efficacy of about 95%.
Unfortunately, the US still has a lot to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic. The country reported a total of over 26.9 million infections and more than 454,000 deaths.
The second most affected country in the world by the ongoing pandemic is India, with more than 10.7 million infections and a death toll that surpasses 154,000 people. There’s no telling when the pandemic will end, but experts rely on the vaccines to solve the situation.