The Wisconsin Medical Center, where 57 vials of the modern coronavirus vaccine were placed earlier this week, said in a statement Wednesday that the employee who removed the vaccine from the freezer did so “intentionally” and is no longer employed by the hospital.
On Monday, hospital officials said Grafton, Viz. Advocate ur Rora after an employee at the health medical center, “inadvertently” had to throw away about 50 vials of the vaccine after it was removed from the pharmacy refrigerator, where the vaccine is required. Kept at low temperatures.
At the time, the incident was described as a “human error”, but in a statement Wednesday, the medical center said the vials were deliberately removed. According to the statement, 57 doses of the vaccine were discarded because of the 57 vials that were emptied overnight.
“We immediately launched an internal review and found that this was due to an inadvertent human error. The man in question today admitted that he deliberately removed the garlic from the refrigerator, the hospital said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We are more than disappointed that more than 500 people will be delayed in getting their vaccines as a result of this person’s actions. This was a violation of our core values, and the person is no longer employed by us, “the hospital added.
The hospital said “appropriate authorities” were notified to investigate the incident.
Despite losing hundreds of vaccines, a spokesman told The Hill on Monday that the hospital’s vaccine rollout plan was not disrupted as vaccines were redirected from other medical centers.
According to the latest figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 47,147 vaccines have been administered in the state so far.
“We continue to believe that vaccination is the way out of the epidemic.”
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin has confirmed more than 5,000 deaths and more than 15,000 cases since the epidemic began.