A health center worker from Milwaukee “intentionally” took out 57 bottles of Moderna coronavirus vaccine from the refrigerator, and then failed to put them back in place, rendering them useless.
According to the regulations of the advocate Aurora Health, the employee was fired for his actions.
On weekends, after workers took out vials from the Grafton clinic refrigerator, 57 bottles (or 500 doses) of Moderna vaccine had to be thrown away.
Initially, Aurora Health Care stated that they “inadvertently removed it from the pharmacy refrigerator overnight,” but on Wednesday night, it was determined that the employee did so “intentionally” and never returned the vaccine.
Several bottles of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were taken from the refrigerator of a hospital in the Milwaukee area, causing hundreds of doses to be spoiled
Advocates for Aurora Health in Wisconsin state that an employee deliberately removed more than 50 bottles of vaccine in order to transfer them to another item and kept the bottles instead of putting them back.
Aurora Health stated that they are still investigating the incident.
“Earlier this week, we learned that 57 bottles of Moderna vaccine were taken from the pharmacy refrigerator at Grafton Aurora Medical Center overnight, resulting in the discarding of more than 500 doses of vaccine.
“We immediately initiated an internal review, which led to the belief that this was caused by human negligence. The individuals in question today admitted that they intentionally removed the vaccine from cold storage.
Workers must throw away 57 vials of Moderna vaccine after removing the vials from the clinic refrigerator at Grafton Aurora Medical Center
The number of vaccines is limited and is currently being administered to frontline medical staff first.Picture, registered nurse Amanda Wright (Amanda Wright) left, taking a photo of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Paul Smith, a registered nurse at Augusta University in Augusta Morning
‘We have notified the relevant authorities for further investigation. We continue to believe that vaccination is our way out of the pandemic. We are disappointed that this person’s actions will cause more than 500 people to delay vaccination. This violates our core values and individuals are no longer employed by us. “
The two federally approved vaccines (one produced by Moderna and the other produced by Pfizer) require strict refrigeration conditions to maintain their effectiveness.
The supply of vaccines is limited and is currently being first administered to frontline medical staff.
Although it has distributed more than 12 million doses of vaccine to states and territories, only about 10% to less than 2.6 million doses of the 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine that the United States has promised to provide to Americans by the end of 2020 have been used.
Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that as of 9 am on Wednesday, fewer than 2.6 million people had received the first dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine-both vaccines are difficult to transport and handle because they need to be stored At freezing temperatures.
According to a former FDA official told DailyMail.com, the bottleneck was caused by officials at the state and federal levels who failed to develop a plan to inject these vaccines into the arms of Americans. Failure was similar to putting down the baton vaccine at the last stop. game.
The reason for this is that the United States set another grim record of the deadliest day, with more than 3,900 deaths recorded in a single day-and new mutant “super strains” of the virus were discovered in southern California and Colorado.
While Americans continue to wait for the vaccine, the UK approved AstraZeneca’s vaccine on Wednesday, which will almost certainly speed up the distribution of the vaccine because it is cheaper than Pfizer and Moderna alternatives, and it is easy to transport, handle and store.
However, the US regulatory agency has no intention to approve a more effective injection before April. This is two months after AstraZeneca’s US trial, and there will be enough data to prove its effectiveness to the FDA.
In the United States, the federal government has almost left the distribution plan to individual states. In these states, the health sector has been stretched due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
Data updated by the CDC on Wednesday evening showed that as of Wednesday morning, the United States had distributed 12.4 million doses of vaccine and less than 2.6 million doses of vaccine had been distributed.
Tom, 69, and Judy Barrett, 67, from Marco Island, Florida, lined up for the vaccine at the Lakes Park Regional Library in Fort Myers early Wednesday morning.They have been waiting in line from 8.30pm on Tuesday, and at 6am on Wednesday, the people lined up in line
The result was a patchwork of last-minute plans. The state of the world looked very different, with drug addicts and prisoners hitting the front lines in some places, while in other places, such as Florida, older Americans were camping out on the lawn and sitting all night. Chair for vaccination.
Others said that basic workers and the elderly were told to “make a phone call” to see if they could be vaccinated.
The anger has intensified. Only about 230,000 Americans are vaccinated every day. President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that every state has a dose and needs to “act!”
Even Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientist of Operation Warp Speed, admitted. The introduction of US vaccines “should be better.”
Trump on Twitter on Wednesday accused states of slow vaccine management