The state’s top physician said Saturday that coronovirus vaccine supplements could be incorrectly received and distributed throughout parts of New York.
Commissioner of the state Health Department, Dr. Howard Zucker says his office received a report from the Perker Community Health Network “fraudulently” receiving the vaccine and transferring it to “facilities in other parts of the state”.
Zucker said the vaccine has reportedly been diverted to “members of the public” who detain healthcare professionals and residents of long-term care facilities to pursue the state’s plan.
Parcare Community Health Network – identified by the state as a provider in Orange County – services branches in several areas of the Brooklyn neighborhood.
It was not immediately clear how much vaccine Frontline Healthcare workers suspected of skipping and whether it was Pfizer / Biotech or Modern Vaccine. The DOH stated that it was Drs. Would not comment beyond Zucker’s Saturday statement.
“We take it very seriously and the DOH will help the state police in this matter,” Zucker said in a release issued on Saturday.
In late October, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a partnership with Parcare to rapidly increase test availability at several locations in Borough Park and Williamsburg.
Representatives of Parcare did not immediately respond to News 4’s request for comment.