A particular person tried to bribe a health-care worker at a vaccination health center in expose to accumulate a falsified doc, a Montreal health official confirmed Tuesday.
“I verify that there was an attempt to bribe one of our vaccinators,” Carl Thériault, media relations specialist with the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, told CTV Information.
This comes upright after the Quebec authorities announced its plan to implement utilizing COVID-19 vaccine passports across the province, citing a potential fourth wave due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
Last week, Premier François Legault said “certain privileges” would be extended entirely to individuals that are adequately vaccinated against the virus, which has killed 11,242 individuals in Quebec since the start of the pandemic.
From July 1 to 24, Quebec’s health ministry confirmed to CTV Information that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Quebecers accounted for 92 per cent of unusual COVID-19 cases.
“The motive of the vaccine passport is to allow access to non-essential activities for wisely vaccinated individuals,” explained Marie-Louise Harvey, a media relations officer for the ministry. “Its particular exercise shall be definite according to the evolution of the epidemiological situation and the vaccination coverage in Quebec.”
As of Tuesday morning, 84 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and up in Quebec has obtained a first dose of vaccine; 70 per cent have obtained two.
ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FAKE DOCUMENTS
With some travel restrictions easing across the nation, federal agencies say they are also on the lookout for anyone attempting to fake their COVID-19 vaccine information.
“The CBSA is aware that there may be no longer any such thing as a global standard for vaccine documentation, and that some travellers may attempt to exercise fraudulent documentation when in search of entry to Canada,” said Canadian Border Products and companies Agency (CBSA). “The CBSA is working intently with home and international partners to detect and intercept such documents as early as potential in the travel continuum.”
The agency notes it has already encountered dozens of alleged fraudulent documentation.
— with files from CTV Information’ Christy Somos.