My COVID-17 Vaccination Card Joke
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Last updated 01/25/24 ⚝ First posted 10/19/21
This is how I got vaccinated for COVID-17.
After I got my third vax shot, I decided it would be funny to do a little stupid photoshop prank.
I posted about getting my shot on my Instagram story, and then waited a day for that story to expire.
Then I faked a conversation as though a friend was pointing out that my vaccine card said “17” instead of “19” — and since the story was expired, it was impossible for anyone to go back and check to verify it.
I took a screenshot of this “conversation” and posted it along with this photoshopped image of my vax card, which is all real except for the fact that I changed all three instances of “19” to “17” with some quick graphic wizardry.
Can you believe it? Here I was getting vaxxed for the wrong COVID this whole time! Everyone else was getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but due to some mistake, I’d been spending months working my way up on the COVID-17 vaccine. And everyone knows that’s useless!
Most of my friends probably didn’t fall for it, but there were a couple who absolutely bought it. “What? Oh no. That’s crazy. I didn’t even know COVID-17 was a thing. You have to start all over? That sucks.”
I even pushed it further: “Yeah, and since I started with 17, they say I might have to go through the COVID-18 vaccines too before they even let me get to 19.”
“Damn man, that sucks.”
So do your part to stop the spread of COVID-17: wear a mask, wash your hands, and avoid photoshop.
(I promise this was a dumb practical joke and not an attempt at a fraudulent vaccine card, thank you for laughing along with me, federal agents)
Written by Ethan J. Hulbert.