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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Police investigating vaccination scam

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New Zealand

There were 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 19th.

Police are investigating reports of two people going door-to-door in Christchurch offering Covid-19 vaccinations for a $100 fee.

The men, wearing suits, and carrying fake Ministry of Health business cards, have been door-knocking in the suburb of Addington over the weekend.

They have offered Covid-19 vaccinations brought to your house so you can get a jab at home for a hundred dollars, the cost covering the call-out fee and petrol.

The Covid vaccine is free to everyone aged over 12.

The men have demanded cash upfront as part of the scam and have a mobile eftpos machine telling people they are able to get people an early appointment.

A Ministry of Health spokesperson says all vaccinations are delivered by legitimate healthcare providers.

“Anyone trying to charge for vaccinations, or arriving unannounced and going door-to-door claiming…

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