New Zealand’s Ministry of Health is investigating a man who was vaccinated ten times against Kovid-19 in a single day. According to local media, the suspect, who visited several vaccination centers, was paid to receive doses on behalf of others.
According to Astrid Korniff, Group Operations Manager for the Covid-19 Vaccination and Immunization Program, the Ministry of Health is aware of the problem and takes the matter very seriously. The folder did not specify where the episode took place.
“We are taking this matter very seriously. We are very concerned about this situation and are working with the appropriate agencies,” Kornnieff told Stuff. “If you know someone who has received a higher dose of vaccine than is recommended, that person should seek clinical advice as soon as possible,” he said.
Experts point out that there is no data regarding the safety of receiving so many vaccines and evidence of side effects of multiple doses.
In New Zealand, people are not required to show identification when receiving the vaccine. Health officials fear tightening the process could discourage good people from getting vaccinated. According to a ministry spokesperson, the goal is not to hinder vaccination.
“The people who do not have any form of photo identification are the homeless or transient, elderly, young, people with disabilities,” a health ministry spokesman said.