Vaccines for healthcare workers end up in the wrong arms in Sydney

Scores of COVID-19 vaccines intended for healthcare workers were injected into the wrong arms after members of the public allegedly used a link to book the jab in Sydney.

Police allege that about 60 people booked the vaccines under allocations reserved for healthcare workers.

Several members of the public attended a hospital in Camperdown for vaccine bookings purportedly made by essential healthcare workers last Friday, police said.

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Investigations revealed a link was shared with those attendees, which allowed them to be allocated a vaccine slot despite being ineligible for priority bookings.

Police say the bookings were made through an online NSW Health vaccination booking service, with some users required to pay a fee before visiting the hospital.

It is believed the opportunity was circulated through social media app WeChat.

Police said they were not in a position to "blame" anybody over the link, but believed somebody "familiar" with the online booking system was involved.

Police are appealing for anybody who may have used the booking link to come forward.

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