Friday, January 22, 2021
Home Health & Fitness Arrest made in alleged spoiling of hundreds of vaccine doses

Arrest made in alleged spoiling of hundreds of vaccine doses


The #Wisconsin hospital worker accused of intentionally removing 57 vials of a COVID-19 vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator has been arrested, local police announced #Thursday. The worker had already been fired by the #Aurora #Medical #Center, which said it was forced to throw out more than 500 doses of the vaccine as a result of the incident.



a hand holding a toothbrush: cbsn-fusion-covid-vaccine-fda-panel-recommends-moderna-questions-answers-thumbnail-611795-640x360.jpg


© #Credit: CBSNews
cbsn-fusion-covid-vaccine-fda-panel-recommends-moderna-questions-answers-thumbnail-611795-640×360.jpg

#Grafton police said the individual has been arrested on three recommended charges: #First #Degree #Recklessly #Endangering #Safety, #Adulterating a #Prescription #Drug and #Criminal #Damage to #Property, all of which are felonies. #Police did not name the individual, but did identify him as a man. The suspect is being held at the #Ozaukee #County jail.

- Advertisement -

The hospital launched an investigation and was originally led to believe inadvertent human error was to blame, reported CBS #Chicago. #But on #Wednesday, the worker who was responsible admitted to doing it on purpose, #Advocate #Aurora #Health said.

The department indicated that some patients were vaccinated with the non-refrigerated doses. #But it said that health officials do not believe that anyone who received a dose that was not refrigerated properly is at medical risk, and instead described those doses as “useless.” The department estimated the value of the spoiled vaccines to be between $8,000 and $11,000.

#Police investigate deliberate spoiling of 500 vaccine doses

UP NEXT

UP NEXT

- Advertisement -

#Police in #Grafton previously said that the department, the FBI and the #Food and #Drug #Administration are “actively” investigating the case.

“#We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic,” #Advocate #Aurora #Health said in a statement. “#We are more than disappointed that this individual’s actions will result in a delay of more than 500 people receiving their vaccine. #This was a violation of our core values, and the individual is no longer employed by us.”

#Like the other vaccine approved for emergency use in the #United #States, made by #Pfizer, the #Moderna vaccine requires initial transport and storage at deep-freeze temperatures, but can then be stored locally at more typical refrigeration temperatures for several days before use.

#Despite federal officials’ stated goal of immunizing 20 million #Americans by the end of this year, according to the #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention’s COVID #Data #Tracker only about 12 million doses had been distributed by #Thursday morning, and fewer than 3 million had actually been administered.

#Officials with #Health and #Human #Services, the #Department of #Defense and #Operation #Warp #Speed — the military-led operation to deliver vaccines across the country — told reporters on #Wednesday that the slower-than-expected administration of the shots could be due partly to a lag in reporting, but they acknowledged not all the vaccine doses had reached their intended destinations.

- Advertisement -

#Army #General #Gustave #Perna, chief operating officer of #Operation #Warp #Speed, conceded that some of the doses were still “on the road” as he spoke on #Wednesday. #Nevertheless, he voiced confidence in the government’s efforts to inoculate #Americans against the coronavirus.

“#We are really doing well, in my opinion, in distribution,” he said, contradicting the CDC figures by saying on #Wednesday that “over 14 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed.”

CBSNews.com’s #Audrey #McNamara contributed to this report.

#Continue #Reading



[ source link ]
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hospital-worker-fired-for-ruining-hundreds-of-covid-vaccine-doses/ar-BB1cmXa7?li=BBnb7Kz

##Arrest #alleged #spoiling #hundreds #vaccine #doses

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments