By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The feds have seized two shipments of dozens of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in Pittsburgh.READ MORE: Community Liver Alliance Hosts 'Walk The Talk For Liver Health' 5K At Kennywood Park
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the second of two shipments on Sept. 7. The two international mail parcels from China contained a combined 70 cards.READ MORE: New Public Artwork Unveiled In Troy Hill
The first was stopped on Aug. 24 after officers noticed the cards were low-quality and imported by a consignee who wasn’t from the CDC or a certified medical entity. A hold was then placed on the second shipment destined to the same Beaver County consignee.
William Fitting, CBP’s port director in Pittsburgh, says vendors who peddle counterfeit vaccination cards pose a serious health and safety threat to Americans.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh International Jazz Fest Returns To Highmark Stadium
The investigation continues.