Officers say there are unconfirmed studies of individuals fraudulently receiving COVID-19 vaccines in Saskatchewan.
Throughout a briefing on Tuesday to debate the province’s response to the pandemic, the presidents of the Saskatchewan Public Security Company (SPSA) and the Saskatchewan Well being Authority (SHA) confirmed listening to of those alleged cases.
“We’re conscious and have been made conscious of some cases throughout the province the place people are coming ahead claiming that they’re vaccinating people for COVID-19 and these are fraudulent claims,” SHA president Scott Livingstone mentioned.
“However at this time limit, I can’t let you know how outstanding the issue is or what’s happening with respect to an investigation.
“I’m not conscious of particular cases the place we’re investigating and have discovered people or caught them red-handed doing so.”
SPSA president Marlo Pritchard mentioned there’s a reporting mechanism in place and all complaints will likely be investigated.
“We’ve got heard … unconfirmed studies,” Pritchard mentioned.
“As a result of this can be a fraud, this turns into a legal offence so we might accomplice with a neighborhood police service of jurisdiction and carry it on.
“I might encourage anyone, together with the pharmacy staff, in the event that they’re conscious of conditions which may be a fraud to make the most of our (1-855-559-5502) line to report these incidences.”
Saskatchewan’s authorities has applied public well being orders that require proof of vaccination or damaging checks to enter sure companies and venues. The fee for all asymptomatic testing are the duty of the person.
In accordance with the federal government’s dashboard on Tuesday, the whole variety of vaccines administered within the province is 1,670,748 with 70,306 given as third or fourth doses.
Saskatchewan’s chief medical well being officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, mentioned the province has just below 300,000 folks, aged 12 and older, who’re unvaccinated.
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