A man in Germany has allegedly been given the COVID jab up to 90 times in order to sell forged vaccination cards. The 60-year-old from the city of Magdeburg, in Saxony, is said to have received the vaccinations across the region over a number of months before police caught up with him.
By getting vaccinated more than the required number of times, it is understood that he was able to sell fake documents that included real vaccine batch numbers to those who did not want to get the jab.The man, who has not been named in line with German privacy rules, has not been detained by police but is under investigation, news agency dpa reported.Read more: Record 4.9 million people in UK had coronavirus in week to 26 March, ONS says
He was eventually caught after showing up at a vaccination centre in Eilenburg, Saxony, for a second day in a row, asking for a COVID jab.
Officers confiscated several blank vaccination cards from him and launched criminal proceedings.
It was not immediately clear what effect the 90 shots, which were from a variety of brands, had on the man’s health.
Follow the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker Germany has seen high infection rates for weeks but it recently lifted a number of COVID measures.Throughout the pandemic, vaccination passes have been required across the country to access certain venues, including restaurants, theatres, some workplaces, and swimming pools.The country has recorded more than 21.6 million coronavirus cases and 130,029 deaths since the pandemic began in 2020.