Man in Germany receives 90 injections of COVID-19 to sell fake passes

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A 60-year-old man allegedly got vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell fake vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people who did not want to get vaccinated themselves

BERLIN – A 60-year-old man allegedly got vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell fake vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people who did not want to get vaccinated themselves .

The man from the eastern German city of Magdeburg, whose name has not been released in accordance with German confidentiality rules, is believed to have received up to 90 injections against COVID-19 at treatment centres. vaccination of the eastern state of Saxony for months until the criminal police were arrested. him earlier this month, German news agency dpa reported on Sunday.

The suspect has not been arrested but is being investigated for unauthorized issuance of vaccination cards and falsifying documents, dpa reported.

He was caught at a vaccination center in Eilenburg in Saxony when he showed up for a COVID-19 shot for the second day in a row. The police confiscated several blank vaccination cards from him and initiated criminal proceedings.

German police have carried out numerous raids in connection with the falsification of vaccination passports in recent months. Many COVID-19 deniers refuse to be vaccinated in Germany, but at the same time want to have the coveted COVID-19 passports which facilitate access to public life and to many places such as restaurants, theaters, swimming pools or workplaces.

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