2000 People Schedule New Vaccination Appointments After German Red Cross Nurse Jabbed Almost 9000 Citizens With Saline Solution

About 2,000 people have registered for new vaccination appointments after a Red Cross nurse in Germany is believed to have injected almost 9,000 citizens with saline solution instead of COVID-19 vaccines.

The news comes as the woman admits using saline solution, but says it was a one-off incident on a handful of jabs to make up for the fact that she had accidentally broken a vial containing six shots.

Investigators suspect that the 40-year-old anti-vaxxer nurse gave 8,557 elderly patients a fake shot at the Schortens vaccination centre in the German district of Friesland between 5th March and 20th April.

Officials reported that the affected people are mainly hospital employees, educators, and doctors above the age of 70.

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The District of Friesland that demanded all affected that received their vaccine between 5th March and 20th April to make new appointments.

When news of the allegations broke, authorities from the Friesland District, the Lower Saxony State Health Office and the German Red Cross (DRK), released a statement urging the affected citizens to reapply for another shot, and about 2,000 people have already made an appointment as of 11th August.

The nurse, whose identity was not disclosed yet due to local privacy laws, had posted several social media posts where she openly emphasized her sceptical views regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the police, she was able to introduce the saline solution undetected, because she was in charge of vaccine and syringe preparation during her shift at the Schortens centre.

After over a month of executing her anti-vaxxer doctrine, she was reported by another employee who saw her use the saline solution instead of the Biontech vaccine on six patients on 21st April 2021.

The 40-year-old woman tried to justify her actions by telling officials that she did it because she had broken a vaccine ampoule and she was ashamed to tell her colleagues.

However, antibody tests that were carried out on the affected people later and analysis of the alleged vaccines’ composition revealed that the nurse was injecting a saline solution in patients, after which she was immediately sacked.

The police and the public prosecutor’s office started investigations against the nurse that are still ongoing.

DRK Chairwoman Heide Bastrop said: “The German Red Cross immediately terminated the person without notice and of course we support the investigation.”

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An illustrative image of vaccinations in the Schortens vaccination centre in the German district of Friesland where a nurse jabbed almost 9000 people with saline solution.

A spokesperson from the Hanover Ministry of Health said that it was currently not known how many elderly people need to be revaccinated and whether anybody had died as a result of not being properly vaccinated.

Heiger Scholz from the Lower Saxony COVID-19 crisis team said: “The fact is, we do not know how many of them are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated.”

Scholz added: “It may be that only every third syringe was manipulated, it may be that there are no further cases. Unfortunately, the woman is not cooperative with the police, she is silent.”

The woman’s lawyers spoke of a “one-time incident” and added: “In particular, there were no other days on which the vaccine was not administered in the prescribed amount by our client.”

COVID-19 Crisis Team Deputy Claudia Schroder urged the fraud victims to register for revaccination and emphasized that it is completely safe by saying: “A revaccination is advisable and unproblematic even if the vaccination was correctly done.”

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The Schortens vaccination centre in the German district of Friesland where a nurse jabbed almost 9000 people with saline solution.

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Story By: Georgina JadikovskaSub-Editor: James King, Agency:  Newsflash

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