GERMANY: A German man is under investigation after authorities discovered he’d received the coronavirus vaccine at least 87 times, the Freie Presse newspaper reported.
The report comes as Germany battles a wave of COVID-19 infections and struggles to raise its vaccination rates compared to other Western European countries.
According to information attained by the Frei Presse paper, the 61-year-old man visited several vaccination centres in the eastern German states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
The man is believed to have gotten the jab up to three times a day at different jab sites — logging 87 coronavirus vaccinations in the state of Saxony alone.
A staff member at a centre in the city of Dresden grew suspicious when he recognized the man, a spokesman for the German Red Cross, Kai Kranich, told the paper.
The next time he entered a vaccination centre in the town of Eilenburg, outside of Leipzig, staff called the police and he was detained.
The German Red Cross pressed charges against the man on suspicion of his involvement in selling vaccination passports. Criminal investigations are currently ongoing in the state of Saxony, with authorities in other German states also investigating the man.
According to the report, each time the man entered a vaccination site, he would bring a new, blank vaccination document with him.
After getting the jab, he would remove the pages with the information about the vaccine batch numbers and sold them to vaccine opponents.
The man registered for the vaccination appointments using his own name and birthdate, but did not present his health insurance card at the appointments — which could have potentially flagged his actions sooner. – INDIA TODAY