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Man arrested for stealing two vials of Pfizer vaccine in Athens

Α 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of two vials of Covid-19 vaccine from the vaccination center in Peristeri, western Athens, on Tuesday.

According to police, the man, a suspected drug user, had visited the site in order to get vaccinated.
Immediately after he was administered the vaccine, the staff realized that two vials of the Pfizer vaccine were missing. Some media report that one nurse, in fact saw, the man stealing the vials.
She asked him to return them and so he did.
However, police was called and the man faces charges for attempted theft.

The suspect will appear before a prosecutor.

There have been a few incidents of vaccines theft in the country since the vaccination rollout was launched in January.

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