Follow us for updates
© 2022 reportr.world
Read the Story →

No Such Thing as 'Vaccination Exemption Card', Says DILG

Such documents are fake.
by Arianne Merez
Jan 20, 2022
Photo/s: Photo courtesy of the DILG
Shares

There is no such thing as a "COVID-19 vaccination exemption card", the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Thursday as it warned the public over the new scam.

The DILG said it received reports that the so-called exemption cards were advertised in Facebook groups for the Davao region and SOCCSKSARGEN as a way for unvaccinated individuals to skip stay-at-home orders. 

Unvaccinated individuals were reportedly asked to fill out the cards with their name, birthdate, address, and signatures, and then have the cards printed and registered with their local government unit, the DILG said.

“The public is warned that there is no such thing as a 'vaccination exemption card.' This is not authorized, issued, nor recognized by the government. In other words, these are fake,” DILG Usec. Jonathan Malaya said in a statement.

“The so-called exemption cards look similar to the green COVID-19 Vaccination Cards being issued by several LGUs. Sa biglang tingin aakalain itong tunay dahil pareho ng kulay, format at hitsura,” he added.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓

The DILG urged the public to report to authorities individuals using the fake cards.

Reports of the fake vaccination exemption cards came after the government tightened restrictions for unvaccinated individuals as a way to prevent the further spread of the virus.

While COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory in the Philippines, the public is encouraged to get inoculated to protect themselves from the virus and help end the pandemic.

ALSO READ:

Workers Exempted from 'No Vaccine, No Ride' Policy, Says DOLE

Who's Exempted from the 'No Vaccine, No Ride' Policy?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Recommended Videos

Reportr is now on Quento. Download the app or visit the Quento website for more articles and videos from Reportr and your favorite websites.

Latest Headlines
Read Next
Recent News
With the reopening of several local destinations, this app has never been more timely.
It could hit Isabela, Cagayan, Northern Aurora area.
Philippine president also meets with UK, Japan leaders.
The news. So what? Subscribe to the newsletter that explains what the news means for you.
The email address you entered is invalid.
Thank you for signing up to On Three, reportr's weekly newsletter delivered to your mailbox three times a week. Only the latest, most useful and most insightful reads.
By signing up to reportr.world newsletter, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.