COVID-19 is still very prevalent across the US, and vaccinations are seen by the authorities as a good measure for trying to stop the spread of the disease. The new Omicron variant is now representing the latest concern, but experts are optimistic that solutions will be found.
You might have already guessed by now that faking a vaccination card for COVID is certainly not an option to consider. And if you need even another argument, you must take into account that NBCNewYork.com tells us that such an action in the state of New York can get you a year in jail.
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed the new legislation
If you fake a CIOVID vaccination card, you’ll now deal with a class A misdemeanor, meaning the most serious type of misdemeanor, according to most jurisdictions. Also, the new legislation signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul establishes that tampering with computer records that have to deal with vaccinations now represents a class E felony.
For class E felonies, a person can be punished with up to four years in prison.
In a statement quoted by NBCNewYork.com, Anna M. Kaplan said:
The ‘Truth in Vaccination’ law will serve as a strong deterrent to prevent people from lying about their vaccination status, protecting public health, and ensuring our economic recovery can move forward.
According to Our World in Data, 61.7% of the US population has been vaccinated for COVID. The same source reveals that 57.3% of the planet’s population has been vaccinated with at least one of the necessary doses of a COVID vaccine.