Wisconsin pharmacist arrested for intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

GRAFTON – Police in Grafton have arrested pharmacist Aurora Health Care who intentionally wasted more than 500 doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, officials said.

He was arrested for recklessly endangering first-degree safety, adulterating a prescription drug and criminal damage to property. He is currently being held at the Ozaukee County Jail. The identity of the pharmacist is not revealed at this time.

The spoiled vaccines are estimated to be worth $ 8,000 to $ 11,000, police say.

Last week, an Advocate Aurora Health employee purposely removed 57 vials of Moderna vaccine from refrigeration. He wasted more than 500 doses of the vaccine.

On Thursday, the president of medical group Aurora Health Care said 57 people had actually received the vaccine after leaving it out longer than expected. The president said there was no health risk in getting the spoiled vaccine. He added that it was either ineffective or ineffective. He said Moderna confirmed this as well.

There is no known reason as to why the pharmacist did this.

Officials said no other vaccine has been tampered with.

This article was written by James Groh for WTMJ.