A Texas doctor has been fired from his job and is now facing charges after stealing doses of the coronavirus vaccine to administer to his friends and family, prosecutors say. Hasan Gokal, who worked with Harris County Public Health, could be sentenced to up to a year in prison and receive a $4,000 fine if convicted on a theft by a public servant charge, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “He abused his position to place his friends and family in line in front of people who had gone through the lawful process to be there,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement. “What he did was illegal and he’ll be held accountable under the law.”  Dr. Hasan Gokal is facing charges after being accused of stealing doses of the coronavirus vaccine. (Harris County Public Health)CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Prosecutors allege Gokal swiped a vial containing nine doses of the highly sought-after vaccine while working at a county vaccination site in Humble on Dec. 29. Then in early January, Gokal told a fellow health department employee that “he had taken a punctured vial of the Moderna vaccine… at the end of operations and that he took the vial offsite and vaccinated his friends and family,” the Associated Press reported, citing a probable cause complaint. The complaint added that prosecutors believe the

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