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FBI Investigating After Health Worker Admits to Tampering with Hundreds of Vaccines

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Police and federal authorities are investigating after a Wisconsin health system said an employee admitted to deliberately spoiling 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Aurora Medical Center first reported that the doses has been spoiled on Saturday, saying they had been accidentally left out unrefrigerated overnight by an employee at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

The health system said Wednesday that the vaccines now appear to have been deliberately spoiled.

Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and Food and Drug Administration are “actively” investigating the case. Police said they were notified of the alleged tampering on Wednesday night.

Police said Thursday morning that no other information would be immediately released, and declined to say if any arrests have been made.

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In a statement late Wednesday, Aurora said the employee involved “acknowledged that they intentionally removed the vaccine from refrigeration.”

Aurora said it has fired the employee and referred the matter to the authorities. The statement said nothing about a possible motive for the action.

“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,” the statement said.

Aurora said it would provide more information on Thursday.


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