New Zealand health authorities have opened an investigation after a man was vaccinated against COVID-19 ten times in one day, local media across the country reported on Saturday. According to the Stuff news site, the individual may have been paid to get the vaccine rather than other people.
The country’s health ministry said it was taking the issue seriously. “We are very concerned about this situation and are working with the appropriate agenciesReaction in charge of the vaccination program, Astrid Kornev.
No need for ID for vaccination
“Having an inaccurate vaccination status not only puts you at risk, but also your friends, “whanau” (Maori word meaning “extended family”), your community as well as the care teams treating you now and in the future.‘, she added.
In New Zealand, residents do not need to show identification to receive the vaccination.
Many companies and facilities across the country use a National Vaccination Certificate that only grants access to fully vaccinated people.
About 89% of the New Zealand population is fully immunized. With a population of 5 million, the country has reported around 12,500 cases of Covid-19 and 46 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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