Camila Giorgi denies seeking false COVID-19 vaccination certification from Italian doctor – ABC News

by | Jan 16, 2023 | COVID-19

Camila Giorgi has denied allegations she sought the use of false COVID-19 vaccination certification from an Italian doctor, amid reports she is under investigation in her home country.Key points:Giorgi says she received one vaccination from doctor Daniela GrilloneBut she claims she saw other doctors to receive additional vaccinationsGiorgi says she believed she satisfied entry requirements to Australia last yearItalian media have reported doctor Daniela Grillone is being investigated for allegedly delivering fake COVID-19 vaccinations to patients with their knowledge.Dr Grillone has allegedly identified Giorgi as a patient, stating she was not vaccinated against COVID-19.Giorgi played in the Australian Open last year when proof of COVID-19 vaccination was a requirement for entry into the country.Speaking at the Australian Open following her first-round win on Tuesday, Giorgi said she was vaccinated “once” by Dr Grillone.But she claimed she received additional vaccinations from other doctors.”I did just once (sic) vaccination with her and the other ones I did with other doctors,” Giorgi told reporters at Melbourne Park.”So I’m fine … she’s in trouble with the law in Italy.”Giorgi said she believed she had satisfied requirements to enter Australia before last year’s tournament.”I did everything what they ask, the Australia government,” she said.Giorgi said she had done anything wrong.”It’s not my problem. It’s her (Dr Grillone) problem,” she said.Giorgi moved through to the Australian Open second round with a convincing 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.She will next play Slovakian Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. …

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