Homeless and vulnerable in B.C. and Alberta being paid to take COVID 19 vaccines for others

Homeless and vulnerable people in British Columbia and Alberta have been approached with offers of payment to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by those attempting to fraudulently get a vaccine card.

Vancouver Coastal Health said Thursday those who have been approached have been asked to get vaccinated while falsely using that person’s name and information.

“This behaviour is deplorable and we’re disappointed that anyone would take advantage of vulnerable people in this way in an attempt to circumvent the process for receiving a BC Vaccine Card,” the health authority said in a statement.

“Future instances of fraud may be forwarded to local police authorities for follow up.”

In Alberta, Linda Pires-Relvas, a

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