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A Wisconsin hospital employee intentionally spoiled 500 doses of coronavirus vaccines


(#Reuters)

#Five hundred doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that had to be scrapped because they were not properly refrigerated, apparently they were deliberately spoiled by an employeea network of #Wisconsin hospitals said #Wednesday.

The #Aurora #Medical #Center had reported on #Saturday about the spoiled doses and initially noted that were accidentally left at room temperature overnight by an employee at #Grafton’s #Aurora #Medical #Center.

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#In a statement issued #Wednesday night, #Aurora noted that the employee involved “acknowledged today that the vaccines were intentionally removed from the refrigerator.”

Restricted area of ​​a Wisconsin hospital (Reuters)
#Restricted area of ​​a #Wisconsin hospital (#Reuters)

#Aurora said in the statement that the employee was fired and the matter was turned over to authorities for further investigation. #In the statement the possible motive for this action is not mentioned, and the directors of the health system did not respond at the moment to the messages that were sent to them in search of more information.

“We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic. #We are more than frustrated that this individual’s actions will delay the vaccination of more than 500 people.”#Says the statement. #Aurora declined to provide additional information, but said it would give more details on #Thursday.

#At the moment, it is unknown which laboratory had developed the doses involved. #In any case, both #Pfizer and #Moderna, the two authorized firms in the US, need to be kept frozen at -70 ° C and -20 ° C, respectively.

#Employee manipulation will delay the inoculation process for hundreds of people, the hospital said, in a state where 3,170 new cases were reported and 40 people died of COVID-19 on #Wednesday.

#At the national level, the vaccination campaign falls far behind the initially announced goal of applying the first dose to 20 million people before the end of the year. #As of #Wednesday morning, according to data updated by the CDC, some 2.7 million people received the vaccine in the country, 37,000 of them in #Wisconsin. #If all the vaccines distributed had been applied, something very difficult to meet due to logistical complications, the goal would not have been reached either, since 12.4 million vials have been distributed.

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(#With AP information)

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