Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine was photographed at La Di Children’s Hospital before being placed in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020.
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Senior doctors in New York State said Saturday that the dose of the coronavirus vaccine may have been wrongly obtained and distributed across New York.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said his office had received reports that the ParCare Community Health Network had “fraudulently” obtained vaccines and transferred them to “facility in other parts of the state”.
Zack said the dose of the vaccine was allegedly passed on to the “public,”
The ParCare Community Health Network-identified by the state as a medical provider in Orange County-provides services to many Brooklyn communities and branches in the Upper East Side.
On December 16, the company provided the vaccine dose via a social media post on Facebook “first come first served”. This position includes signing forms for the elderly, high-risk groups, and people with underlying diseases.
A week later, ParCare shared photos of Moderna vaccine on Twitter, saying that the company had received thousands of doses.
DOH said it would not comment except for Zucker’s statement on Saturday.
Zach said in a press release on Saturday: “We take this issue very seriously, and the Department of Health will assist the state police in a criminal investigation of this matter. Anyone found to be involved in the plan will be held liable.” .
ParCare’s statement acknowledges the health department’s investigation and guarantees cooperation during the state investigation.
The statement said: “During these unprecedented times, we have worked hard to provide qualified medical services to the guidelines of the New York State Department of Health (including frontline medical workers and first responders) and to manage those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “section.
At the end of October, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a partnership with ParCare to increase the availability of rapid testing at multiple locations in Borough Park and Williamsburg.