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Substantial lack of morality: Clark County says people are lying to get the vaccine – WLKY Louisville

On the day Indiana lowered the age to receive a vaccine, one southern county is warning of a problem they’ve been having at its sites: lying. The Clark County Health Department put out a Facebook post Monday, saying it has been seeing a “substantial lack of morality.”The post shows people have been audacious in their attempts to get a vaccine ahead of their turn.”People are lying about their residence, about their job location or duties, and about their age as they hand us their driver’s license,” the post reads. “Some have been turned away. Some have been caught only after sending their less-able-to-lie-convincingly co-workers to the site after they were successful.”Their message to those people: “Stop. Just stop.”They reminded people that this prevents someone more in need from getting the vaccine. “(The state is) choosing to vaccinate individuals at the highest risk — those that data has shown are the ones with the more serious cases: the ones who end up in the hospital, the ones most likely to die.”The vaccine was first rolled out to health care personnel, long-term care facility residents, public-facing first responders in Phase 1A.Phase 1B is going by age, and before moving to the next phase, which hasn’t been announced, they’ll get ages 60 and up vaccinated. It’s unclear when they’ll lower the age again or start vaccinating new groups.Watch the last Indiana statewide update below:

On the day Indiana lowered the age to receive a vaccine, one southern county is warning of a problem they’ve been having at its sites: lying.

The Clark County Health Department put out a Facebook post Monday, saying it has been seeing a “substantial lack of morality.”

The post shows people have been audacious in their attempts to get a vaccine ahead of their turn.

“People are lying about their residence, about their job location or duties, and about their age as they hand us their driver’s license,” the post reads. “Some have been turned away. Some have been caught only after sending their less-able-to-lie-convincingly co-workers to the site after they were successful.”

Their message to those people: “Stop. Just stop.”

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They reminded people that this prevents someone more in need from getting the vaccine.

“(The state is) choosing to vaccinate individuals at the highest risk — those that data has shown are the ones with the more serious cases: the ones who end up in the hospital, the ones most likely to die.”

The vaccine was first rolled out to health care personnel, long-term care facility residents, public-facing first responders in Phase 1A.

Phase 1B is going by age, and before moving to the next phase, which hasn’t been announced, they’ll get ages 60 and up vaccinated. It’s unclear when they’ll lower the age again or start vaccinating new groups.

Watch the last Indiana statewide update below:

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