State Accuses Brooklyn-Based Health Network Of "Fraudulently" Securing COVID Vaccine

State health officials are investigating whether an Orange County-based health care facility violated guidelines for the distribution of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, by sending it to network facilities in New York City that then allegedly administered it to members of the general public.

In a brief statement Saturday from state Health Department commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, investigators are looking into reports that Parcare Community Health Network, with locations in Brooklyn, Orange County and Manhattan, “may have fraudulently obtained [the] COVID-19 vaccine [and] transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state.” The alleged diversion by Parcare Community Health Network violates “the state’s plan to administer [the vaccine] first to frontline healthcare workers, as well as nursing home residents and staffers,” Zucker said.

Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office State health officials are investigating whether an Orange County-based health care facility violated guidelines for the distribution of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine , by sending it to network facilities in New York City that then allegedly administered it to members of the general public.

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