Manila, Philippines – Aside from being the only country in the world that makes wearing face shields and face masks mandatory in public, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now suggesting that vaccination cards should be worn like IDs.
This proposal will require all vaccinated people to wear their vaccination cards like IDs when going outside so it will be easy to determine who’s vaccinated and who’s not.
Interior Undersecretary for Barangay(Neighborhood) Affairs Martin Diño made the suggestion at Wednesday’s briefing as he presented his own vaccination card being worn with a lanyard and an ID case.
“This will hopefully be a sacrifice from all vaccinated Filipinos: If you are already vaccinated, once you go out your home, wear your vaccination card,” he said in mixed Filipino and English.
“How will you know someone is not vaccinated if they are not wearing their vaccination card? When you leave the house you won’t be bothered by the police or the neighborhood watchmen anymore, they won’t ask you where your vaccination card is if you’re wearing it on your chest.”
This resulted in mixed reactions from Filipinos. Some social media users thought it’s an absurd concept and a violation of their constitutional rights.
Here are some of the screenshots:
“Yet another way to create division within the Filipino people. Well done. Lemme preemptively hit you lot. People will forge, people will discriminate against those who are unvaccinated.”
“Why do they have to wear the vaccination card, what for? I can sense that you are hinting to employ coercion for others to vaccinate.”
“I refuse to unnecessarily display personal information everywhere I go. What does this DILG exec propose to do with those who go out without displaying it? Looks like we’re on our way to becoming a police state using the pandemic as an excuse.”
“It really is a big problem when the whole system is run by old and stupid brain-dead folks. Wake up people, we deserve better than this comedy-themed public service”
“Violation of our Constitutional rights.”
“Useless proposal. Ohhh wait let me CORRECT YOUR CAPTION/HEADLINE (0) DILG EXEC PROPOSES REQUIRING EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE CARDS TO BE WORN LIKE ID’S OUTDOORS. Experimental Vaccines WILL NOT SAVE THE PLANET. This has been proven yet being censored by the government, the social media and the big media network giants. #NoToMandatoryVaccines #NoToExperimentalJabs”
Sharon Nachman, the chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, is encouraging the Americans to keep their vaccination card in a plastic sleeve or another type of holder instead of laminating it.
Nachman said laminating the card makes it impossible to add any new information in the future, like additional doses — U.S. health officials recently announced a plan to offer Covid booster shots to all Americans starting in late September.
Instead of laminating your vaccination card, Nachman recommends keeping it in a plastic sleeve or another type of holder.
Based on this guidance, we[NBC] rounded up vaccination card holders that will protect your card against damage and help you keep track of it. Some holders allow you to attach a lanyard and wear it around your neck, while others feature playful designs and sayings.
Best vaccination card holders
Clear CDC Vaccination Card Protector, Vaccination Card Protector with Lanyard, Leather Passport and Vaccine Card Holder, Pretty Connected Vaccine Card Holders…. (and the list goes on.)