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Ukrainian city starts anonymous Covid-19 vaccination for fake certificate holders

by Daryna AntoniukNovember 17, 2021 10:30 pm

A hospital in Uzhhorod, a regional capital in western Ukraine, opened a vaccination center where people can get a shot without the need to provide passport details. Patients still have to sign a consent form but are allowed to use fake names.

Local authorities believe this will encourage people who got fake certificates but later changed their mind, as well as people with religious or family objections, to get vaccinated.

Ukraine has a booming market of fraudulent vaccination certificates. As of late October, the police have opened more than 800 criminal probes into such forgeries.

Daryna Antoniuk
Daryna Antoniuk
Tech reporter

Daryna Antoniuk is a tech reporter at the Kyiv Independent. She worked in the same role at the Kyiv Post and has focused on Ukrainian startups, investment and the fintech market. Antoniuk previously was a tech reporter for Forbes Ukraine. Her work has also been published at Sifted and The Record. She graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv with BA in journalism and communications.

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