Indiana Health Officials: Stop with ‘lack of morality’ at vaccination sites

Published 9:05 am Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Indiana health officials are asking for people to “STOP, just STOP” lying in order to get the COVID-19 vaccine that would ordinarily go to those most at risk.

Officials with the Clark County Health Department, just north of Louisville, said people at least 30 people were turned away at a community mass vaccination site because they were lying about their age, address, or job location and duties.

The department made the allegations in a Facebook post Monday morning, which says, “At the vaccination sites we are seeing a substantial lack of morality.”

“Some things were as simple as they’d walk up show us a drivers license and the drivers license would clearly say they weren’t in the right age tier,” Dr. Yazel said. “A lot of them seemed to be ones trying their luck to see if they could get in and get their vaccine.”

The post went on to say, “Some have been turned away. Some have been caught only after sending their less-able-to-lie-convincingly co-workers to the site after they were successful.”

The department issued advice to anyone else thinking of falsely obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine, writing, “STOP. Just STOP. If you are taking a vaccine away from a person, or an area that you were not ‘counted’ in, someone else is unable to get vaccinated.”