Authorities warn fake vaccine certificates can lead to jail time

BANGKOK: Fake news has spread about the availability of shady services to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificates to people who have not been vaccinated. Authorities warn that this is false information and that falsifying state documents leads to legal penalties of imprisonment and fines.

The government anti-fake News center verified the veracity of the news with the Department of Disease Control of the Ministry of Public Health, only to discover that the vaccination certificates produced by online sellers were forged documents, the agency reports. NNT State Press.

The Ministry of Public Health claimed that the real certificate could only be issued at the vaccination site, and therefore people who had not received the vaccine were not entitled to the document.

People are urged to be aware that forging state documents carries legal penalties which may include jail time and a fine.

The authorities are asking for the cooperation of the public not to transmit or share information about the fake certificate services. Information on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand and best disease control practices can be obtained from or by calling 1422, according to the NNT report.

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