Local Workers Could Face Prosecution If Distributing Blank, Forged, Inaccurate CDC Vaccine Cards.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Investigations may be under way into local health care workers, pharmacy workers and others with access to CDC cards amid allegations that some workers may be forging these cards, claiming they’ve been vaccinated when in fact they have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
BocaNewsNow.com has also learned that blank CDC cards may have been made available to friends and family of Palm Beach County and Broward County health care workers, pharmacy techs and others who are willing to pay. The investigations are in the very early stages, according to sources, and may lead nowhere.
The alleged wrongdoing is not isolated to Palm Beach County. There are reports of CDC vaccine card fraud nationwide.
The CDC card, for now, is the only proof in Florida that the vaccine has been administered. While many companies are preparing vaccine “passports” or other digital proof of vaccine administration, no system is up and running yet for Florida residents. The public does not have access to health system data — whether from CVS, Walgreens, Publix, other private pharmacies, or local health departments administering the shot. New York is testing a system for restaurants, stadiums, other venues or authorities to confirm whether someone has received the vaccine.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has stated that he opposes “vaccine passports.”
We are awaiting word from the office of State Attorney David Aronberg about what specific charges could be filed if CDC cards are distributed in Palm Beach County without the vaccine being administered. We’ll update when that information is received.
The potential investigation into CDC vaccination card fraud follows our report last week that local doctors were offering to sign “vulnerability” forms for patients who they never met. The telemedicine appointments were being billed at $45 and offered on a South Florida Vaccination Facebook group’s page.
If you know of fraudulent CDC cards in South Florida, if you have proof that health care workers, vaccine administrators, pharmacy employees or others are distributing blank or pre-filed CDC vaccine cards to people who have not received the vaccine, let us know. You can report the information anonymously by using the form below. Note that we will not publish information without proof. We ask for your contact information only for our follow-up, not for publication.
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