Police report recounts loss of Pfizer vaccine at Knox County Health Department

Police report recounts loss of Pfizer vaccine at Knox County Health Department

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An incident report on the 975 vials of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that went missing in February at the Knox County Health Department confirms the story given by Director Dr. Martha Buchanan.

“At this time I do not believe this aforementioned vaccine was stolen,” the report states. “I believe this was mistakenly thrown out as stated by both (KCHD employees). Documents from FedEx, Pfizer and Waste Management support their statements.”

Pfizer responds to 975 vaccines missing in Knox County, KCHD says no record they were discarded

Video from the Health Department’s loading dock showed part of the incident.

The Knoxville Police Department began looking into the incident on Feb. 15, after an internal investigation by the Health Department. The county also hired an outside firm to look into the lost vaccine.

TDH: Disposed COVID-19 vaccines in Knox County believed to be ‘human error and not intentional’

The report says the vials were shipped Jan. 28 by FedEx from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and arrived a day later.

The boxes arrived the morning of Jan. 29 and a Knox County Health Department employee signed for the box but “never saw the vaccine and was told to throw away the box that was thought to contain only dry ice.”

A second employee told investigators they ordered the box thrown away…

Read More from www.wate.com

The best source of news - newszf.com
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0