A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against Covid-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wanting to get vaccinated themselves.
According to The Guardian, the man from the eastern German city of Magdeburg is said to have received up to 90 shots against Covid-19 at vaccination centres in the state of Saxony for months.
He was caught at a vaccination centre in Eilenburg when he showed up for a COVID-19 shot for the second day in a row. Police confiscated several blank vaccination cards from him and initiated criminal proceedings.
The suspect, whose name was not released in line with German privacy rules, is currently not detained but is under investigation for unauthorised issuance of vaccination cards and document forgery.
It was not immediately clear what impact the approximately 90 shots, which were from different brands, had on the man’s health.
Apparently, the country has a vaccination rate of only 75 per cent.
German police have conducted many raids in connection with the forgery of vaccination passports in recent months.
Many Covid-19 deniers refuse to get vaccinated in Germany, but at the same time want to have the coveted vaccination card that makes access to public life and venues such as restaurants, theatres, swimming pools or workplaces easier.