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Medical worker deliberately destroys 500 doses

A worker at a #Wisconsin medical facility has been fired for deliberately destroying more than 500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

#Aurora #Medical #Center said in a statement obtained by #Fox6 that the worker at their #Grafton location admitted #Wednesday to intentionally removing 57 vials of #Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator on #Saturday.

#Wednesday’s revelation came after the company’s initial review had attributed the incident to “unintended human error”.

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“The individual in question today acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration,” the company said in a statement.

“We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic. #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.”

#In its initial statement on #Monday, the company said the vials “were not replaced in the refrigerator after temporarily being removed to access other items”.

“While some of the vaccine was administered to team members on #December 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window, unfortunately, most of it had to be discarded due to the temperature storage requirements necessary to maintain its viability,” the statement said.

#Local authorities have been made aware of the incident, the company said. #Aurora #Medical #Center did not disclose a possible motive for the worker’s actions.

The FBI and FDA were also involved in the investigation, according to FOX6.

The spoiled vaccines were designated for #Aurora #Medical #Center health care workers.

#This article originally appeared on NY #Post and was reproduced with permission

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