Nurse arrested after shocking vaccine act caught on hidden camera

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A nurse from Italy has been caught allegedly administering fake Covid-19 vaccines, after police secretly filmed her.

In the footage shared by police to Twitter, the nurse is with a patient and is seen disposing of the contents of the syringe before injecting the patient.

In one clip in the compilation, the nurse shows the patient she is emptying the syringe before injecting the patient.

The footage busted the 58-year-old nurse in Palermo, Sicily’s capital, and according to police she worked in an infectious disease department.

The nurse was allegedly caught giving out fake Covid-19 vaccines to anti-vaxxers. Source: Twitter/@poliziadistato
The nurse was allegedly caught giving out fake Covid-19 vaccines to anti-vaxxers. Source: Twitter/@poliziadistato

The patients she gave the fake vaccinations to were alleged anti-vaxxers, The Guardian reported.

Italy has several vaccine mandates in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

School teachers, healthcare workers, members of the military and police officers are all required to be vaccinated, as are people who work at universities.

People who work at or are obtaining services at beauty parlours or similar establishments must be fully-vaccinated or produce a negative Covid test result, or produce proof they have recently recovered from Covid-19.

Earlier in January, the Italian government unanimously voted to require all people aged over 50 to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as Omicron runs rampant around the world.

"We want to put the brakes on the growth of the curve of the contagion and push Italians who are still not vaccinated to do so," Prime Minister Mario Draghi was quoted by an official in his office as telling his ministers.

Italians need Green pass to prove vaccination

To enforce the vaccine mandate, people have Green passes to prove they are vaccinated or have recently recovered from Covid-19.

The nurse seen giving fake Covid vaccinations has been arrested on forgery and embezzlement charges and police allege her own booster dose was fake, The Guardian reported.

In Italy, just shy of 80 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been over 8.7 million Covid-19 cases in Italy and over 141,000 Covid-related deaths.

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