Vaccine-mad fella gets himself jabbed 12 times as he wants to feel stronger

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A pensioner illegally booked himself in for 12 Covid jabs in less than a year before he was caught by cops in India, saying that he kept coming back because he "wants to feel stronger."

Brahamdev Mandal, 84, had all the vaccines in just 11 months and even managed to book two less than 30 minutes apart on the same day.

The serial-vaxxer was only able to sign up for extra jabs by lying to health officials and using the ID of other people who also needed the lifesaving serum.

He said he wanted to feel stronger during the pandemic and rid himself of the joint pain he has suffered for eight years, adding that his oxygen level "has improved."

The former postman has been accused of a string of offences by police in the village of Orai, in Bihar, India, where he lives.

Puraini police station cop Deepak Chandra Das said Mandal was booked under sections 188, 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code respectively.

However, under section 41, the accused may get leniency due to his age.

Among his jabs, Mandal got two vaccines inside 30 minutes on the same day at Puraini health facility on April 13 last year.

The OAP bragged: "I have taken vaccines and I recommend everyone to take them. It's quite beneficial.

"The Government has taken an incredible step as it helps back pains too. You should take it.

"My oxygen level has improved and I haven't caught a cold since getting a jab."

Mandal claimed he got nine of the jabs using his own ID card.

Station house officer Das said: "Mandal has taken 12 vaccines at different dates using different identity cards lying to the health officials.

"This act is a violation of the Covid-19 vaccination rule. He has taken vaccines between February 13, 2021, to January 4, 2022."

One medic urged officials to "plug" such loopholes.

"This is a massive loophole when it comes to the surveillance system. We need to plug in such loopholes," they said.

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