German Man Receives Nearly 90 Doses of COVID Vaccine in an Attempt To Sell Counterfeit Vax Cards

The impact of the COVID-19 shots on the man’s health was not immediately clear.

Anti-immunization protesters demonstrate against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations amid an election campaign event for Germany’s social democratic SPD party on April 2, 2022, in Essen, western Germany. | Credit: Getty Images
Anti-immunization protesters demonstrate against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations amid an election campaign event for Germany’s social democratic SPD party on April 2, 2022, in Essen, western Germany. | Credit: Getty Images

A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 nearly 90 times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers.

He was caught when he showed up for a COVID-19 shot for the second day in a row at the same vaccination center, the German news agency DPA reported yesterday. Police confiscated several blank vaccination cards from him and initiated criminal proceedings.

The man, who is from the German city of Magdeburg, has been receiving his shots from vaccination centers in the eastern state of Saxony for months. He was not detained, but is under investigation for unauthorized issuance of vaccination cards and document forgery, according to the DPA.

The impact of the COVID-19 shots on the man’s health was not immediately clear.


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