Beaumont Health expanding COVID units amid surge, visitors need vaccination card
Beaumont Health announced Wednesday it is expanding its COVID-19 units at its hospitals and making changes to its visitation policy amid a surge of cases and hospitalizations in Michigan. The health system said it will be “carefully allowing” fully vaccinated individuals to visit their loved ones who are hospitalized with issues other than the COVID-19 virus. These visitors will need to show vaccination proof (a card). “As we experience Michigan’s third COVID-19 surge, the Beaumont Health team will use everything we have learned while treating the most COVID-19 patients in Michigan to again provide the best care possible,” said John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health. That is more than double the number of COVID-19 patients being treated at any other hospital system in Michigan, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data.
Why you shouldn’t post a selfie with your COVID vaccine card
Of course people are excited to finally receive their long-awaited coronavirus vaccination -- but experts are warning against posting your vaccine card on social media. “Those things may not seem problematic, but whenever you put them in the hands of a scammer ... (they) can access all kinds of information just by having that information,” Blankenship said. They can search your name, they can find out more identifying information about you and that can compromise your personal information,” Blankenship said. Officials also say there is a fear that posting these images can give an advantage to scammers who are making counterfeit vaccine cards. They can then input other people’s personal information; they can put anyone’s name into that card, and it has the date on there,” Blankenship said.