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Coronavirus vaccine does spoiled by Wisconsin hospital worker


#Advocate #Aurora #Health #Care #Chief #Medical #Group #Officer #Jeff #Bahr told reporters during a teleconference on #Thursday afternoon that the pharmacist deliberately removed 57 vials that held hundreds of doses of the #Moderna vaccine from refrigeration at a #Grafton medical centre overnight on #December 24 into #December 25, returned them, then left them out again on the night of #December 25 into #Saturday. The vials contained enough doses to inoculate 570 people.

#Vials of the #Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.#Credit:#New #York #Times

A pharmacy technician discovered the vials outside the refrigerator on #Saturday morning. #Bahr said the pharmacist initially said that he had removed the vaccine to access other items in the refrigerator and had inadvertently failed to replace it.

The #Moderna vaccine is still viable for 12 hours outside refrigeration, so workers used the vaccine to inoculate 57 people before discarding the rest. #Police said the discarded doses were worth between $US8000 and $US11,000.

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#Bahr said health system officials grew more suspicious of the pharmacist as they reviewed the incident. #After multiple interviews the pharmacist acknowledged on #Wednesday that he removed the vaccine deliberately and left it out overnight #December 24 into #December 25, returned it to the refrigerator at some point and then removed it again later.

#Bahr said that means that the doses people received #Saturday are all but useless. #Moderna has told #Aurora that there’s no safety concerns but the system is monitoring them closely, he said.

#Bahr declined to comment on the pharmacist’s motive.

AP



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https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/wisconsin-hospital-worker-arrested-for-spoiled-vaccine-doses-20210101-p56r5v.html

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