The Wisconsin medical center where 57 vials of the modern coronavirus vaccine were released earlier this week said in a statement Wednesday that the employee who took the vaccine out of the freezer did so intentionally and is no longer employed by the hospital I went.
On Monday, hospital officials said about 50 vials of the vaccine were dumped by an employee at Aurora Health Medical Center, Watton’s Advocate. “Kept at low temperatures.
At the time, the incident was attributed to “human error”, but in a statement on Wednesday, the medical center said the vials were intentionally given. According to the statement, 57 vials were left overnight, throwing out 500 doses of the vaccine.
“We immediately launched an internal review and were led to believe that this was inadvertently caused by human error. A hospital statement said Wednesday that the person in question admitted that they had deliberately removed the vaccine from refrigeration.
“We are more disappointed that the actions of this person will result in more than 500 people delaying receiving their vaccines. This was a violation of our core values, and the person is no longer employed by us, ”the hospital said.
The hospital said that “appropriate authorities” had been informed to investigate the incident.
Despite the loss of hundreds of vaccines, a spokesperson on Monday told The Hill that the hospital’s vaccine rollout plan was not interrupted, as vaccines were redirected from other medical center locations.
According to the most recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the state has had 47,147 vaccines so far.
“We believe vaccination is our path from the epidemic,” the hospital said.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin has more than 5,000 deaths and more than 15,000 confirmed cases since the epidemic.