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Man arrested for deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of COVID vaccine


A pharmacist at a suburban #Milwaukee medical center in the US deliberately removed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses from refrigeration and left them out overnight twice, not just once as officials initially believed, the health system’s chief medical officer said #Thursday.

#Employees at #Aurora #Medical #Center in #Grafton inoculated nearly 60 people with the ruined vaccine, not knowing the doses had been left out too long, rendering their shots less effective or ineffective, #Jeff #Bahr, chief medical officer for #Aurora #Advocate #Health, told reporters during a teleconference. The recipients shouldn’t be in any danger, he said, but the system is monitoring their conditions.

The pharmacist intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration, #Bahr said, but he declined to comment on the individual’s motive, saying the person has been fired and police are investigating. #He did not identify the pharmacist and stressed that the facility’s security protocols are sound.

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“This was a situation involving a bad actor, as opposed to a bad process,” he said.

#Police in #Grafton, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of #Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and #Food and #Drug #Administration are “actively” investigating. #No arrests have been announced. #No one returned messages left at the #Grafton department or FDA. #Leonard #Peace, a spokesman for the FBI’s #Milwaukee office, said he could neither confirm nor deny the bureau was involved in an investigation.

#Man arrested for deliberately tampering with hundreds of doses of COVID vaccine #Credit: #Halfpoint #Images/#Getty #Images



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https://7news.com.au/travel/coronavirus/man-arrested-for-deliberately-ruining-hundreds-of-doses-of-covid-vaccine-c-1871771

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