Wisconsin Hospital Worker Fired For Deliberately Spoiling COVID-19 Vaccine

Written by on December 31, 2020

GRAFTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin well being system mentioned Wednesday that 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine that needed to be discarded after they have been left unrefrigerated now seem to have been intentionally spoiled by an worker.

Aurora Medical Middle first reported on the spoiled doses on Saturday, and mentioned they’d been by chance ignored in a single day by an worker at Aurora Medical Middle in Grafton.

In an announcement late Wednesday, Aurora mentioned the worker concerned “at the moment acknowledged that they deliberately eliminated the vaccine from refrigeration.”

Aurora’s assertion mentioned they’d fired the worker and referred the matter to authorities for additional investigation. Their assertion mentioned nothing a couple of doable motive for the motion, and well being system officers didn’t instantly reply to messages looking for extra data.

“We proceed to imagine that vaccination is our means out of the pandemic. We’re greater than disillusioned that this particular person’s actions will end in a delay of greater than 500 individuals receiving their vaccine,” the assertion mentioned.

Aurora declined to supply extra data, however mentioned they would supply extra particulars Thursday.

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