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North Carolina police chief placed on unpaid leave for telling officers about 'clinic' to obtain Covid-19 vaccination cards without getting the shots

A North Carolina police chief has been placed on unpaid leave and probation for telling officers about a "clinic" that would issue them a Covid-19 vaccination card without actually receiving the shot, local officials said.

A North Carolina police chief has been placed on unpaid leave and probation for telling officers about a "clinic" that would issue them a Covid-19 vaccination card without actually receiving the shot, local officials said.

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  • (CNN) A North Carolina police chief has been placed on unpaid leave and probation for telling officers about a “clinic” that would issue them a Covid-19 vaccination card without actually receiving the shot, local officials said.
  • The vaccine fraud accusations come as the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly both in the US and worldwide.
  • Full vaccination as well as boosters provide the best protection against the highly contagious variant that has been alarming health officials amid the holiday season.
  • Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, said earlier this week that North Carolina could see as many as 10,000 Covid-19 cases a day at the peak in January.
  • Smith told the Stanly News & Press that a friend called and told him about a mobile vaccination clinic.