Woman 'issues 600 fake Covid vaccine exemption certificates'

·News Reporter
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A Toowoomba woman accused of pretending to be a doctor and issuing fake medical exemption certificates for Covid-19 has been arrested.

The woman, 45, was arrested in Labrador on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning after officers executed a search warrant, Queensland police said. 

The certificates purported to give people exemptions from wearing masks, getting vaccinated and receiving Covid-19 tests, police said.

It is alleged she told police she had issued about 600 of them.

Stock photograph of a Queensland Police Officer wearing a Taser and a hand gun in the Brisbane CBD.
A Queensland Police Officer wearing a Taser and a hand gun in the Brisbane CBD. Source: AAP

She has been charged under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law with five counts of taking a title indicating a person is a health practitioner.

The woman is the first person in Queensland to be charged with this offence, police said.

She will face Southport Magistrates Court on October 28.

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