A hospital staffer in the United States forced hospital officials to discard at least 500 doses of the vaccine after “deliberately” removing 57 vials of the Corona Moderna vaccine from the clinic’s refrigerator and not returning them in a timely manner.
Wisconsin Aurora Medical Center-Grafton Hospital said in a statement that a staff member at the hospital had been fired and arrested after illegally removing doses of the modern vaccine.
The hospital initially blamed “human error” on the incident, but after further investigation, it was announced that the employee had deliberately removed the vaccines and never returned them. More than 500 doses of the modern Corona vaccine were discarded after being refrigerated. This vaccine can withstand room temperature for up to 12 hours, but for long-term storage it should be between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius or the temperature of a normal refrigerator.
Aurora Hospital officials say the employee confessed after interrogation that he stole vaccines from the hospital refrigerator twice between December 24 and Christmas Day. According to them, 57 people were vaccinated in this hospital on December 26, but because the vaccines were left out of the refrigerator for several hours, the vaccine was rotten and they probably received little effect. Hospital officials have informed the 57 people and say there is currently no evidence that the rotten vaccine is harmful.
The main defendant in the case, whose name has not been disclosed, is currently in custody and faces charges such as endangering the safety of others and prescribing counterfeit drugs. Police estimate the value of discarded vaccines at between $ 8,000 and $ 11,000. The FBI and the Food and Drug Administration are still investigating the case.