A bill introduced by Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) would create criminal penalties for making, selling, or displaying falsified COVID-19 vaccine cards.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As we begin the slow recovery back to normalcy, we must not allow people to cheat the system at the expense of others. Falsifying medical documents poses a serious risk to those around you, and it must be taken seriously,” Chiaravalloti said in a statement.
COVID-19 vaccine cards, which document the date that vaccinated people received their doses, the manufacturer of their vaccine and its batch number, are seen as a record of vaccination.
For colleges such as Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology, students will not be allowed on campus in the fall without proof of vaccination.
“The act of falsifying a COVID-19 vaccine card in order to enjoy the freedoms that comes with it is a serious concern, not just from a health but also a public safety perspective. This law will ensure that people will be kept safe, especially after the year we’ve all had.”