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Pharmacist who destroyed COVID vaccine IDed by jail records

Pharmacist who destroyed COVID vaccine IDed by jail records
A former pharmacist from Milwaukee who’s been jailed for destroying more than 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 has been identified by jail records, according to reports.

The suspect, who has since been fired from his job at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, is accused of pulling 57 vials of the coronavirus treatment from the refrigerator and leaving them out overnight.The Aurora medical center said in a statement that the pharmacist admitted “to intentionally removing the vaccine knowing that if not properly stored the vaccine would be ineffective.Boxes containing vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine sit in a refrigerator at Augusta University in Augusta, Ga.” The Moderna vials must be kept between 36 to 46 degrees.

Brandenburg on Thursday allegedly removed 57 vials containing approximately 570 doses of the coronavirus vaccine and then returned them to refrigerated storage on Christmas morning.A former pharmacist from Milwaukee who’s been jailed for destroying more than 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 has been identified by jail records, according to reports.

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