NY Health Network faces criminal investigation on COVID-19 vaccine


FILE PHOTO: In a photo taken on October 30, 2020, a woman in front of the USA flag is given a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe. REUTERS / Lado Ruvic / File Photo

(Reuters) – New York State health officials said Saturday that they are skeptical of an investigation by a Brooklyn-based healthcare provider that violated state guidelines for the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The ParCare Community Health Network “may have fraudulently obtained the COVID-19 vaccine, transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and passed it on to members of the public – the state’s In contrast to the plan, the first health care state health commissioner Howard Zucker said in a statement that workers, as well as residents and employees of nursing homes.

“We take this very seriously and the DOH will assist the state police in criminal investigations in this case,” he said.

ParCare said it is cooperating with state officials. The company said in a statement that it is “striving to provide critical healthcare services and COVID-19 vaccinations to those who are eligible to receive them under the guidelines of the New York State Department of Health, including Frontline healthcare workers and first responders are included. “

Tuesday’s photos of the Morden vaccine were posted on her Facebook page, saying that her centers had received treatment that morning, five days after posting that she distributed the “vaccine” to people who met certain criteria Was authorized to do.

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Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard

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