Сases of illegal vaccination of people against Covid-19 out of turn are being investigated in the US state of New York. This is written in a statement by the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health Howard Zucker.
"The State Department of Health has been made aware of reports that Parcare Community Health Network, an Orange County provider, may have fraudulently obtained Covid-19 vaccine, transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and diverted it to members of the public - contrary to the state's plan to administer it first to frontline healthcare workers, as well as nursing home residents and staffes," the statement informs.
New York Health Commissioner notes that they "take this very seriously and DOH will be assisting State Police in a criminal investigation into this matter."
"Anyone found to have knowingly participated in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law," the document says.
As we reported earlier, on December 14, mass vaccination of the population against coronavirus began in the United States. The first dose of vaccine was received by a nurse from New York. Doctors use a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech.
By March 2021, the United States is going to vaccinate 100 million people against coronavirus.