VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say COVID-19 immunization records entered into the provincial immunization registry that are suspected to be fraudulent are being reported to law enforcement.

A news release Tuesday says records are reviewed using “strict processes” to prevent fraud and ensure that those who’ve been entered into the system are vaccinated.

It says the province will mail letters to 1,715 people who tried to submit their personal vaccine records into the registry and failed.

It says the letters will encourage these people to get vaccinated.

The release says British Columbians are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have two shots of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca or one dose of Johnson & Johnson.

As of Tuesday, 82.4 per cent of eligible British Columbians five and older had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press