ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI) – If you hold a COVID-19 vaccination card, you are part of an exclusive, albeit growing, club.
Nearly 30% of people living in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. And these cards are the proof you got the shot.
“That’s the official card that the CDC puts out, so it’s been validated by the federal government. You’ll notice a small number and lettering system on it. That’s the official markings of the federal government,” said Dr. Alex Garza, head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
However, there are companies selling COVID-19 vaccination ID cards. One is Castle Branch, which sells a “real vaccination ID card.”
For $19.95, you can order a card the company says will provide, “verified physical evidence of an individual’s vaccination status, complete with sophisticated anti-counterfeit technology, to ensure authenticity and peace of mind.”
On the Castle Branch website, it acknowledges that the CDC offers vaccination cards but claims they’re “highly susceptible to fraud, can be easily forged and are prone to damage or destruction.”
It also notes the company is not part of the “Vaccine…