Police in Wisconsin say they’ve arrested fired hospital employee suspected of intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccine

(UPDATE 12/31/20 2:55 P.M.): Police in Wisconsin say they’ve arrested fired hospital employee suspected of intentionally spoiling COVID-19 vaccine.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police and federal authorities are investigating after a Wisconsin health system said an employee admitted to deliberately spoiling 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine.

Officials with Aurora Medical Center in Grafton say a pharmacist intentionally removed the vaccine from a refrigerator on Dec. 24 and again on Dec. 25 or Dec. 26, when they were discovered outside the refrigerator.

Nearly 60 people were inoculated from those vials on Saturday before officials realized they’d been left out of the refrigerator twice; officials are watching to see if they suffer any side effects.

They declined to comment on the pharmacist’s motive.

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