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October 26, 2021
Officials in Germany are investigating a nurse for allegedly replacing COVID-19 vaccines with saline solution.
The District of Friedland announced on their social media page that it could not be ruled out that people who received shots at a vaccination center in Roffhausen between March 5 and April 20 had received the saline solution instead of the COVID vaccine. “Today I had the sad duty to inform around 8,600 potentially affected people that it is not possible to rule out that there are also people among you could have received a saline solution instead of their vaccination at their vaccination appointment,” Friesland District Administrator Sven Ambrosy wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
“For peace of mind we would recommend people get an additional vaccination.” The nurse was able to replace the vials because she was “responsible for the preparation of vaccines and the preparation of syringes during her working hours in the vaccination center,” health authorities in Lower Saxony said. Local authorities and the Lower Saxony State Health Office have called on all Germans who received their Covid-19 vaccines at the Roffhausen center between March 5 and April 20, to come forward and receive another dose.
“In this situation, it is important that all those who may be affected are offered catch-up vaccinations…This is the only way to ensure complete vaccination protection. Even if persons have already been correctly vaccinated twice,” Matthias Pulz, president of the Lower Saxony State Health Office, said in a statement Tuesday. Police found the nurse involved was “motivated to oppose the vaccination,” the Lower Saxony government’s coronavirus crisis team, which is overseeing the case, told journalists on Tuesday.
“The investigations of the police have shown the person (involved) was motivated to oppose the vaccination…since she remains silent with police, we do not know whether and to what extent she was manipulated during this period,” said Claudia Schröder, the deputy head of the Lower Saxony coronavirus team.
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