Staff Sgt. Michael Elbo, 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron NCO in charge of immunizations, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for delivery to a patient at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Dec. 31, 2020. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

Pharmacist Arrested After Grafton Police Say He Sabotaged More Than 500 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

A pharmacist accused of tampering with over 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis., was arrested Thursday.

Grafton police said the pharmacist, a Grafton resident, removed 57 vials from a refrigerator and left them out overnight last week. They said the man knew this would render the vaccines “useless” and make people who received them believe they were vaccinated when they were not.

Each vial contained about 10 doses of vaccine. Aurora discarded more than 500 doses and Thursday said it has determined 57 people were given less-effective or ineffective vaccines.

Read more at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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