ParCare faces criminal investigation over unauthorized COVID-19 vaccines


The New York State Police launched a criminal investigation into ParCare Community Health Network for allegedly fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 vaccines and distributing them to the public.

Dr. Howard Zucker, the Health Commissioner for the State of New York, said they are aware of the allegations against ParCare. He also confirmed the ongoing criminal probe against the health care provider. The state’s Department of Health (DOH) is helping in the investigation.

“The State Department of Health has been made aware of reports that Parcare Community Health Network, an Orange County provider, may have fraudulently obtained COVID-19 vaccine, transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and diverted it to members of the public – contrary to the state’s plan to administer it first to frontline healthcare workers, as well as nursing home residents and staffers,” according to Dr. Zucker.

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He added, “We take this very seriously and DOH will be assisting State Police in a criminal investigation into this matter. Anyone found to have knowingly participated in this scheme will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”