Graphic designer reveals request to forge 250 vaccination cards
Naturally, the request was refused.
A graphic designer in Kerry was left outraged after being asked to make fake HSE vaccination cards.
The Brand Geeks on Twitter revealed that someone had requested 250 of the vaccination cards to be printed to allow them and friends to dine indoors when it is permitted to do so.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote: "To the person asking us to print 250 of these cards so they'll be able to dine indoors with friends, the answer is NO!!
"It does show how flawed it is that these are proof of vaccination @MichealMartinTD.
To the person asking us to print 250 of these cards so they'll be able to dine indoors with friends
, the answer is NO!!
It does show how flawed it is that these are proof of vaccination @MichealMartinTD
Anyone could copy these, the whole thing is a joke! #COVID pic.twitter.com/uXAkBUhx02
— The Brand Geeks 🤓 (@thebrandgeeks) July 1, 2021
"Anyone could copy these, the whole thing is a joke! #COVID."
People who are fully vaccinated will be able to access digital Covid certificates from Monday, but uncertainty remains over the issue of indoor dining, with government due to meet representatives from the sector on Thursday to discuss how it will operate and when it will proceed.
The government is set to issue the certificates to people who are fully vaccinated via email or letter as of next week. It is still unknown if these passports will be adapted for domestic use, however, Leo Varadkar said that it is being "examined" due to concerns over forgery of vaccination cards.
But in their current form, vaccination cards are easy to recreate, with owner of Brand Geeks Chris McGillycuddy telling Her.ie that anyone who knows how could easily manipulate them.
"It is so simple to recreate the artwork and it is just printed on regular card," he said.
"This means that it would be incredibly simple to forge. Any of the print assets are freely available online if you knew where to look.
"The main reason I tweeted was because I was so surprised at the neck of someone to think that we would do it in the first place."