Australian nurse charged with falsely vaccinating teen against Covid-19

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Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 8:19AM
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Australian nurse charged with falsely vaccinating teen against Covid-19

Author
news.com.au,
Publish Date
Tue, 9 Nov 2021, 8:19AM

A nurse has been arrested and charged with falsely giving a teenager the Covid-19 vaccine. 

The 51-year-old from Western Australia went into her workplace at a Perth medical centre on Sunday. 

She obtained permission to administer the vaccine to the teenager of someone she knew. 

Police allege the nurse inserted the needle into their arm but failed to insert any liquid. 

It’s claimed she then disposed of the vaccine but then falsely claimed in medical records that the teenager had received the vaccine. 

The woman is also accused of claiming another employee had administered the dose. 

The nurse, from Byford, was arrested at her house on Sunday after her employer reported the incident to police. 

She is expected to front court on Monday charged with one count of gaining benefit by fraud. 

By - Shae McDonald, news.com.au