CHICAGO — A Chicago pharmacist has been charged with selling 125 real vaccination cards on eBay, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
The pharmacist, 34-year-old Tangtang Zhao, has been charged with 12 counts of theft of government property. Zhao sold the cards to 11 buyers in late March through mid-April for about $10 per card, according to an indictment.
The indictment does not say where Zhao worked but described it as a national pharmacy chain. An online profile lists Zhao as working at a Walgreens in South Chicago.
The coronavirus vaccinations are free, do not require insurance and officials have said they are safe. They largely prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19.
Any Chicagoan 12 and older can now also get vaccinated at home and receive $25. Anyone can make an appointment through the program by calling 312-746-4835 or by going online.
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