A man in Canada punched a nurse in the face multiple times, knocking her to the ground after she administered a Covid-19 vaccine to his wife without his permission.
On Monday, around 9:15am a man walked into a Brunet Pharmacy in Sherbrooke, a city in southern Quebec, and accused a nurse in her 40s of vaccinating his wife, Sherbrooke Police spokesman Martin Carrie said.
“Right at the beginning, the suspect was very angry, very aggressive, he asked the nurse why she vaccinated his wife without approval, without his consent,” Carrier said.
“And he punched her right in the face multiple times so the nurse didn’t have the time to defend or explain herself … and she fell to the ground and the suspect left running out of the drugstore.”
There are no laws in Canada that say individuals need their spouses’ permission to get vaccinated.
The nurse was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance where she was treated for the “multiple injuries to the face” Carrier said.
As a result of the incident the pharmacy suspended vaccinations.
Brunet Pharmacy’s parent company, The Jean Coutu Group Inc said they “fully condemn this act which is unacceptable towards the pharmacy teams who have been providing essential services since the beginning of the pandemic.”
Police are now looking for the suspect and charge him with assault.