In recent times anti-vaxxers have tried to obtain COVID-19 vaccination certificates fraudulently. Healthcare workers have been offered money by anti-vaxxers to cheat the system by falsifying records to allow a person to say they are vaccinated.
A sinister twist now involves a Registered Nurse who in administering a COVID-19 shot was seen to allegedly prepare a syringe and insert the needle into a patient’s arm without actually administering the vaccine.
Fraudulently recording Covide-19 Vaccine
This case is the first allegation of fraudulently recording a Covid-19 vaccine in Australia by a healthcare worker. If found guilty the penalty for fraud is, depending upon the seriousness of the fraud, a maximum of 7 years imprisonment if dealt with on indictment or if dealt with summarily maximums of between 2-3 years imprisonment or fines of between a maximum of $24,000.00 – $36,000.00.
Penalties if found guilty
If any healthcare worker is found guilty of such deceit then they face the additional sanctions by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) which undoubtedly in cases such as this will result in de-registration