“Providing fake COVID vaccination cards puts public health at risk. DCA investigators work to protect consumers from harm and in this case, worked to protect public health.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
LOS ANGELES – On May 17, 2022, a Tujunga doctor was charged in Los Angeles County for allegedly issuing fake COVID vaccination cards and injecting some of his patients with blood plasma he received from donors.
Donald Plance, 68, was charged with:
- 10 felony counts of making a forged government seal
- 10 misdemeanor counts of making a false medical record
- one misdemeanor count of making a drug without a license
- and one misdemeanor count of possession of a contaminated medical device.
Between August and November of 2021, Plance is accused of making his own vaccination cards and giving them to his patients. The cards appeared to be genuine, bearing the Center for Disease Control and Health and Human Services seals.
Plance also allegedly injected his patients with blood plasma from donors who purportedly previously had COVID-19, claiming that the procedure would protect his patients from contracting the virus. Blood plasma injections are not a federally approved vaccination.
The case is being investigated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General.