Covid-19: Anyone falsifying proof of vaccination in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro will be fined US$180

According to the Municipal Health Secretariat, at least 8 cases of people who tried to get the certificate at the vaccination center without being immunized have been registered.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro City Hall on Wednesday, September 15, authorized a fine of R$1,000 (US$180) for people trying to defraud a vaccination certificate.With 46 votes in favor and 1 abstention, the bill was passed on Monday, September 13, by the City Council.

The measure foresees the penalty applied both for people who try to reproduce and present a false document and for people who try to evade health clinics with the certificate without having been administered the Covid-19 vaccine.

Public agents who either facilitate or conceal fraud will be charged . . .

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