Wall Street Journal

How the NFL Ruled Antonio Brown’s Vaccine Card Was Forged—and Why It

December 3, 2021

The Wall Street Journal published an insightful article on forged vaccination cards and how “It’s actually quick difficult in the U.S. to determine whether someone’s paper vaccination record is authentic – even for a mighty power like the NFL.”

Journalists Louise Radnofsky and Andrew Beaton highlight the problems in implementing an employee vaccine mandate when there is not a centralized database in which employers can verify vaccination status. Cited in the article, Noel Brewer, a distinguished professor in public health at the University of North Carolina, notes “There’s no single database tracking COVID-19 vaccination in the United States.  States have a database that is a record of who received COVID-19 vaccine does in primary care or at a mass vaccination site, and a separate national database tracks does delivered through chain pharmacies and grocery stores.  The biggest issue for employers is that they can’t go to any of these databases to double check that a card is real.”

Crowd-Safe provides a solution to mitigate the type of challenges noted above in verifying vaccination status.

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates have been issued by the federal government, state agencies, private employers and institutions, fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine cards have become increasingly common. It is important for employers to be aware of the potential for individuals attempting to avoid a vaccine mandate to obtain and present a fraudulent vaccine cards to an employer and/or institution that is requiring proof of vaccination.

Crowd-Safe provides AI-driven software and training to ensure that your employees are prepared for the possibility of encountering fraud with vaccination cards. Our software focuses on an advanced technological solutions for verifying personal identification and vaccine card review, including:

• Recipient’s information (name and date of birth)
• Vaccine information (manufacturer, lot number, date(s) and location(s) of administration)
• Card appearance (CDC logo, printed information, handwritten dosage information)

To read the full article on the Wall Street Journal web site, please visit https://www.wsj.com/articles/antonio-brown-vaccine-card-nfl-investigation-11638539626.

For more information on Crowd-Safe’s employee vaccine mandate and vaccine passport solution, please visit: https://crowd-safe.us/vaccine-and-testing-passport-software-for-covid-19/.