Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced 29 new COVID-19 deaths in the province Tuesday. (Photo by Chris Schwartz/Alberta Government)

Falsifying vaccine records goes against Albertans’ best interests, says Hinshaw

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says she has been hearing reports of people trying to falsify proof of COVID-19 vaccination records.

“We are at a critical time and need Albertans to do all they can to help reduce strain on the health system,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw said on Twitter Friday.

“We need people to abide by current restrictions and not look for ways around the rules.”

Hinshaw said falsifying these records is against the best interest of Albertans’ health and is a criminal offence under Criminal Code and may also be an offence under the Health Information Act.

“Rather than risk potential consequences, get vaccinated. It’s your best protection,” she said.

“As this is the first week of the new Restrictions Exemption program, I encourage everyone to plan accordingly, and be patient as businesses and service providers iron out their procedures for checking everyone’s proof.”

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