Aurora pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

Aurora pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

In vaccine dry run, the entire process of transporting the vaccines from storage to the site, administering them to candidates, feeding data on Co-WIN app is practised without any real vaccine. The statement said nothing about a possible motive for the spoilage.

But on Wednesday night, the center revealed that the person responsible had eventually "acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration".

Asked what will happen if complications are noticed after vaccination, Jain said emergency rooms will be set up at the centres, and those getting the vaccine dose will be kept there under observation for half an hour.

During a teleconference Thursday, Chief Aurora Medical Group Officer Jeff Bahr told reporters that the former employee deliberately removed the vials from refrigeration on two separate occasions - on December 24 overnight, then returning them to proper storage, and then again on December 25 into Saturday morning.

Over the weekend, a Wisconsin hospital announced that it had been forced to toss more than 500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine because an employee accidentally left dozens of vials unrefrigerated overnight.

The unnamed suspect was handed felony charges of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Adulterating a Prescription Drug and Criminal Damage to Property.

The statement from Vardhan comes after Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said that "medicines and treatment are being provided for free" in the national capital. The former pharmacist is being held at the Ozaukee County Jail. The government originally hoped to deliver 20 million doses of the vaccine before the end of the year; however, by most current estimates, it seems likely that less than 5 million doses will actually be delivered in that time frame.

Wisconsin health officials say they were forced to throw out hundreds of doses of a coronavirus vaccine recently after a health worker intentionally spoiled them. 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 health system said Wednesday that the doses of vaccine now appear to have been deliberately spoiled. Patients who received them may need to receive an additional vaccine to be fully inoculated against Covid-19.

The statement goes on to say the incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Food and Drug Administration as well as Grafton police.

More than 40 people in West Virginia mistakenly received the COVID-19 antibody treatment instead of the vaccine.

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