Fact check: No vaccine requirement for driver’s license renewal in New York

New York State

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A Photoshopped image using our station’s call letters has been circulating online this past weekend that includes false information.

No, you don’t need proof of vaccination to obtain or renew your driver’s license in New York.

This image saying otherwise has been getting shared online in recent days:

We don’t know where the post originated, or why they elected to use our station’s call letters to appear legitimate, but we do know this information is false.

Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted about the incident Monday evening, saying “Disinformation campaigns about the COVID vaccine are dangerous not only because they spread lies, they cost lives. We must stand up to these insidious efforts and make sure New Yorkers have the facts. We cannot let disinformation sow division.”

We hope that truthful information will get as much attention as Photoshop fakes.

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