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Man gets 90 COVID jabs in bid to sell forged vaccination certificates

A 60-year-old German man allegedly had himself vaccinated for COVID up to 90 times to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine numbers to anti-vaxxers.

The man, who hails from the eastern German city of Madgeburg, received the doses at vaccination centres in the state of Saxony over a period of months until police caught him, according to German news agency DPA.

The man is under investigation for unauthorised issuance of vaccination cards and document forgery, however, he was not detained.

He was caught by police after showing up at a vaccination centre in Eilenburg two days in a row, where police confiscated several blank vaccination cards and initiated criminal proceedings.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, many anti-vaxxers in Germany that want to be able to travel and visit restaurants, theatres, swimming pools and workplaces, but don’t want to get vaccinated will often purchase a fake passport.

Germany currently has a vaccination rate of 75 per cent.

There has also been a spate of fake vaccination certificates used by unvaccinated Australians to gain entry to venues and access to travel.

However, Aussies have seemed to be going through different methods to achieve their vaccination certificates.

The ABC reported that a Russian website was generating highly convincing fakes that mimic the green tick and moving Australian coat of arms, alongside a clock that counts down the time from login.

In Western Australia, three people have been charged in relation to proof-of-vaccination laws.

Another man in Perth was charged over using a fake vaccination certificate after bragging about it on social media, according to 7news.

It is not immediately clear what impact the 90 shots, which were from different brands, had on the German man’s health.


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