Police and federal authorities are investigating after Advocate Aurora Well being stated an worker admitted to intentionally spoiling 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Aurora Medical Middle first reported that the doses has been spoiled on Saturday, saying they’d been unintentionally ignored unrefrigerated in a single day by an worker at Aurora Medical Middle in Grafton. The well being system stated Wednesday that the doses of vaccine now seem to have been intentionally spoiled.
Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, stated in a press release that the division, FBI and Meals and Drug Administration are “actively” investigating the case. Police stated they had been notified of the alleged tampering Wednesday evening. Police stated Thursday morning that no different info could be instantly launched, and declined to say if any arrests have been made.
In a press release late Wednesday, Aurora stated the worker concerned “acknowledged that they deliberately eliminated the vaccine from refrigeration.”
Aurora stated it has fired the worker and referred the matter to the authorities. The assertion stated nothing a couple of doable motive for the motion.
“We proceed to imagine that vaccination is our method out of the pandemic. We’re greater than dissatisfied that this particular person’s actions will lead to a delay of greater than 500 individuals receiving their vaccine,” the assertion stated.
Aurora stated it might present extra info on Thursday.