Man received 10 COVID-19 vaccines injections in one day paid for by anti-vaccine

A man allowed himself to be inoculated 10 times in a day against Covid-19 in exchange for money – Photo: ROBYN BECK / Getty Images

A man from New Zealand is accused of receiving up to 10 COVID-19 vaccines in one day, paid for by people seeking to falsify their vaccination records.

The man, whose identity is kept anonymous, is accused of visiting multiple vaccination sites and pretending to be the people who had allegedly hired him to avoid getting vaccinated, reports from The New Zealand Herald and Stuff note.

The group’s operations manager for the ministry’s COVID-19 vaccination and immunization program, Astrid Koornneef, confirmed in a statement to Newsweek that health officials are aware of the situation, and they are taking very seriously.

The risk is great, and the possible medical consequences of receiving 10 vaccines in a single day are unknown. Although it is known that the risk of side effects from vaccines increases significantly with the number of doses.

The official called on those who have received more doses of vaccines than recommended “to” seek clinical advice as soon as possible. And he said that those vaccinated “under a presumed identity” would not have accurate vaccination records of their own.

This puts the person receiving a vaccine with a presumed identity at risk. Same with the person whose medical history will show that they have been vaccinated when they have not,” emphasized Koornneef.

Almost 80 percent of New Zealand’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, that is 94 percent of the eligible population.

Recently, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new “traffic light” system to deal with the pandemic, with restrictions that vary depending on the severity of outbreaks in local areas.

Businesses remain open only to the vaccinated even in the most restricted “red” areas, with proof of vaccination required. The move angered anti-vaccine activists, who quickly launched protests.

According to The New Zealand Herald and Stuff, Illegal paid vaccination schemes had already been detected months before the new system was implemented.