Federal Investigation Launched in Wisconsin for the Destruction of COVID-19 Vaccine

Grafton, Wisconsin authorities are now investigating Aurora Medical Center after one employee admitted to intentionally spoiling 500 doses of the vaccine.

The health care facility reported to the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday that the vaccines had spoiled from being left unrefrigerated overnight, reports the AP. By Wednesday the clinic reported to investigators that it appeared that the vaccines had been intentionally left out by an unnamed employee.

In a statement issued late Wednesday the medical center did inform the public that the employee responsible was fired and turned over to law enforcement, although no possible motive has yet to be discovered. The FBI and the FDA did report that the case is still being actively investigated, but as of this morning they have declined to answer whether an arrest has taken place, but did state no other information would be released at this time.

Though the culprit has admitted to intentionally removing the vaccine from refrigeration, authorities say “We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic. We are more than disappointed that this individual’s actions will result in a delay of more than 500 people receiving their vaccine.”

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