Experts advise not to post festive self-portraits with a CDC vaccination card as vaccination eligibility expands on across the country for people over the age of 16.

The Better Business Bureau and AARP said the card contains personal information that criminals can use to steal their identities.

Cards usually contain information such as date of birth, type of vaccine received, and date of vaccination.

“Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday, and information about where you got the vaccine,” BBB said. Media release.. “If your social media privacy settings aren’t set high, you may be providing valuable information for everyone to use.”

Experts recommend that instead of sharing an unedited selfie photo with a vaccination card, edit your personal information so that it doesn’t appear in the photo or post the photo with a congratulatory sticker. ..

If you have not received or lost your CDC vaccination card, please contact your vaccination provider.

Some office supply stores (Office Depot, Office Max, Staples) offer to laminate vaccination cards free of charge upon receipt of the second dose (or Johnson & Johnson’s first / only dose).