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Nurse accused of forging vaccine passports

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a nurse is said to have taken advantage of her shift at Costco pharmacies to enter false information in Quebec’s vaccination registry, leading to the issuance of illegal vaccine passports.

Marie-Lyne Alexandre Blais appeared last week in a Quebec courthouse to face criminal charges of forging a false document and fraudulent use of a computer.

The 41-year-old nurse was working at the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in Chaudière-Appalaches when she participated in the COVID-19 vaccination effort, at Costco pharmacies in Sainte-Foy and Levi’s.

The nurse from CIUSSS de Chaudière-Appalaches allegedly entered false data while she was working part-time at Costco, as a vaccinator.

According to the report of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC), the police launched an investigation.

Radio-Canada has obtained a request for a communication order prepared by UPAC to have access to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

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The court document details how the nurse allegedly allowed seven people, including herself, to fraudulently obtain vaccination evidence.

The allegations contained in this document remain to be verified by the Court. We read there that an auditor noticed anomalies in some entries in the Register, regarding people who should have been vaccinated at the Center de foire de Québec.


The nurse would have indicated that people had been vaccinated at the Fair Center, even though no appointments had been made there on their behalf.

Photo : Radio-Canada / Erik Chouinard

The information entered with the defendant’s employee code identifies vaccinations performed by inactive nurses or those located in other administrative regions, such as Abitibi.

THE vaccinated who are usually from the same family do not make any appointment on the Clic Santé portal. Registrations for their vaccines should have been made at Costco, in November 2021, while Marie-Lyne Alexandre Blais was working there.

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The nurse who also practices under the name Marie-Lyne Blais received two doses of seems compliant identified the UPAC investigator in the court document.

For the third dose, however, he could have vaccinated himself, wrote detective sergeant Pierre Larochelle.

The Costco pharmacist-manager pointed out to the police officer that self-vaccination was a practice unusual.

In his request for an order, the investigator concluded that the nurse used her access to the Information System for the Protection of Infectious Diseases. to enter false information that may make it possible to make false proofs of the vaccine.

Not guilty

After appearing alone, Marie-Lyne Alexandre Blais ordered a lawyer to represent her for the rest of the proceedings.

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Me Audrey Couture told Radio-Canada that her client does not want to make a statement at this time. The lawyer must still read the evidence and evaluate it, but he indicated that Ms. Alexandre Blais disputes the accusations and wants to plead not guilty.

The file will be returned to the Court in January.

Still a nurse

The name of Marie-Lyne Alexandre Blais still appears on the roll of the Order of Nurses of Quebec. Resident of Saint-Henri, near Lévis, registered there since May 2008.

He is not currently the subject of any proceedings before the Disciplinary Council of his profession. The CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches confirmed that the clinical nurse has been out of work since April.

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