A nurse was suspected of replacing vaccine doses with a saline solution. Due to earliest the police investigations, more than 8000 people got injected. Although saline is harmless there’s a possibility of infection for those who got vaccinated, considering they missed out on the protection of a Covid vaccine.
The motive of the nurse, who was not named, was not clear but there was evidence of the nurse’s objection towards covid vaccines. She had shared suspicious views about vaccines in social media posts, police investigators said.
“It is quite deceitful to sneak into a vaccination center with the intention to do something like that,” Heiger Scholz, who leads the Lower Saxony coronavirus task force, said at a news conference on Tuesday.
She described changing the vials as an accident. Officials have not said whether they plan to charge her with any crime. A lawyer representing the nurse told the German news service DPA that she had switched just one vial and that she had no secret political motive behind this act of hers.
The authorities invited 117 individuals to take an antibody test and they also offered additional vaccine shots to another 80 who had been to the center for second doses.