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Conn. woman sentenced for creating false COVID-19 vaccine records

A Connecticut woman has been sentenced for creating false COVID-19 vaccine records for several individuals.  25-year old Zaya Powell of Waterbury will serve 3 years probation, pay a $5,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service.  Powell worked as a Data Entry Specialist for Griffin Health and traveled to various COVID-19 vaccination sites in Connecticut.  She didn't administer vaccines, but had access to the electronic health record system and blank vaccine cards.  Between August and October 2021, Powell created fraudulent records in VAMS for 14 different individuals when none had received any vaccination.  The cards included lot numbers of genuine vaccines that were administered to others.  4 of the 14 individuals were state employees who worked at the Southbury Training School, a Connecticut Department of Developmental Services facility.  They were required under gubernatorial executive orders to be vaccinated.  The 4 state employees were charged in state court and their cases are pending.

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