A man in New Zealand has been vaccinated against COVID-19 up to 10 times in one day on behalf of other people. The incident has sparked an investigation.
Local media reports that he was paid by other people to get the shots in their name so they would not be affected by New Zealand’s harsh restrictions on the unvaccinated.
The country’s Ministry of Health was taking the matter seriously said COVID-19 vaccine and immunization program manager Astrid Koornneef.
“We are very concerned about this situation and are working with the appropriate agencies.
To assume another person’s identity and receive a medical treatment is dangerous. This puts at risk the person who receives a vaccination under an assumed identity and the person whose health record will show they have been vaccinated when they have not.”
It is unknown where exactly the man got his shots, but Koornneef recommended he should seek clinical advice as soon as possible.
In New Zealand, people do not have to show identification when receiving the vaccine, however, this is likely to change if cases like this become common.Please consider supporting by sharing or making a donation.
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