New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said on Saturday that Parker “may have been obtained by fraud.” Covid-19 A vaccine, which was transported to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and transferred to members of the public – contrary to the state’s plan to administer it first to the front lines Healthcare Workers, as well as residents and employees in nursing homes. “
On Monday, Gary Schlesinger, CEO and President of ParCare, BoroPark24 said Its clinics examine people who register for the vaccine to make sure that they are “either health care workers, over 60, or suffering from underlying conditions.”
“Hundreds of patients were already vaccinated today and people are still coming,” Schlesinger told the local news agency. “We will not give the vaccine to people who are not eligible for this first batch of injections.”
Zucker said there is currently a criminal investigation into the matter.
“Anyone found to have knowingly participated in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent permitted by law,” Dr. Zucker said on Saturday.
At least 89,000 New Yorkers received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose this week.
“The first New Yorkers to receive the vaccine will be hospital workers at high risk (emergency room workers, ICU staff, and lung department staff), aged care home residents, aged care home staff, followed by all long-term and group care residents and staff, staff, Emergency Medical Services and other health care workers, forensic doctors, and medical examiners. Staff at every hospital will be able to receive their first vaccine allocation, ”New York State He explains in guidance On the vaccine.