Meriden Police Department Warns the Public of Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination

MERIDEN- The Meriden Police Department and the Meriden Health and Human Services Department are advising the public to be aware of individuals who are selling or using fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards. The selling or possession of a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination card is illegal in the State of Connecticut. Several arrests have been made in Connecticut and in other States

COVID-19 vaccination cards are intended to provide recipients of the vaccine with information regarding the type of vaccine received and the date(s) as to when the vaccines were given. COVID-19 vaccination cards are provided to individuals on the day of their first dose. If you do not receive the COVID-19 vaccine, do not buy fake vaccine cards, do not make your own vaccine cards, and do not fill-in blank vaccination record cards with false information. Misrepresentation can put you or other individuals at risk. In addition, the unauthorized use of an official government agency’s seal is a crime, and may be punishable under Title 18 United States Code, Section 1017, and other applicable laws.

The Meriden Police Department asks the community to report any suspicious activity involving fake vaccination cards to mdptips@meridenct.gov  or calling 203-630-6253.

                                                                                                                  
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Belen Michelis, Strategic Communications Specialist, bmichelis@meridenct.gov, 203-535-5663