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Nearly 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine discarded at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton – WISN Milwaukee

PHONE OR YOUR TABLET. NOW TO THE BREAKING NEWS. NEARLY 500 DOSES OF THE MODERNA VACCINE FORCED TO BE THROWN OUT AT AN AREA HOSPITAL. 12 NEWS’ MATT SMITH IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE AURORA MEDICAL CENTER IN GRAFTO MATT, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT HAPPENED? MATT: TONIGHT HOSPITAL OFFICIALS , SAY IT WAS HUMAN ERROR THAT PROMPTED THIS NEARLY 500 DOSES OF THE MODERNA VACCINE TO BE THROWN OUT. HEALTH CARE OFFICIALS SAY SOMEONE ACCIDENTALLY TOOK 50 VIALS OUT OF A REFRIGERATOR AND FORGOT TO PUT THEM BACK. EACH OF THE VIALS CONTAINING 10 DOSES OF THE VACCINE. ONCE THEY WERE DISCOVERED, THE HOSPITAL SAYS IT WAS ABLE TO USE A FEW OF THE DOSES WITHIN 12 HOURS BUT MOST HAD TO BE THROWN OUT. THE STATEMENT, AFTER SUCCESSFULLY VACCINATING ABOUT 17,000 TEAM MEMBERS, WE ARE CLEARLY DISAPPOINTED AND REGRET THIS HAPPENED. MODERNA HAS YET TO COMMENT. HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL 12 NEWS THEY HAVE SEEN NO OTHER INCIDENTS LIKE THIS ACROSS THE STATE. RESULTING NOW IN 500 FEWER COVI

Nearly 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine discarded at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton

50 vials of Moderna vaccine left out of refrigerator

Fifty vials of the Moderna vaccine were left out of a pharmacy refrigerator overnight over the weekend at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton. Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in WisconsinAdvocate Aurora Health said in a statement the Moderna vaccine vials “were inadvertently removed from a pharmacy refrigerator overnight.” Each vial contained 10 doses. Some of the vaccine was administered to team members on Dec. 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window but most had to be discarded because of temperature requirements, Advocate Aurora Health said. An internal review determined the vials were not replaced after temporarily being removed to access other items.A Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman said the state is not aware of this happening anywhere else in Wisconsin. Sign up for coronavirus email alerts from WISNGet breaking news alerts with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeScams, Rip-offs, Wrongdoing, Corruption: Submit Your Tip & We’ll Take Action.

Fifty vials of the Moderna vaccine were left out of a pharmacy refrigerator overnight over the weekend at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton.

Continuing Coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Advocate Aurora Health said in a statement the Moderna vaccine vials “were inadvertently removed from a pharmacy refrigerator overnight.”

Each vial contained 10 doses.

Some of the vaccine was administered to team members on Dec. 26 within the approved 12-hour post-refrigeration window but most had to be discarded because of temperature requirements, Advocate Aurora Health said.

An internal review determined the vials were not replaced after temporarily being removed to access other items.

A Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman said the state is not aware of this happening anywhere else in Wisconsin.

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