A Wisconsin Pharmacist Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Spoil COVID-19 Vaccines

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  • A Wisconsin pharmacist agreed to plead guilty to deliberately attempting to spoil hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine doses
  • The pharmacist was said to have left several of the vaccine doses unrefrigerated for two nights late last year at the hospital where he worked
  • Steven R. Brandenburg intentionally removed batches of the vaccine from refrigeration on two consecutive nights in late December and returned them later to refrigeration
  • His goal was to destroy the efficacy of the vaccine, which was developed by Moderna Inc.
  • At least 57 people had received the vaccine before Mr. Brandenburg's actions were discovered