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Error Leads to 100 Wasted COVID-19 Doses at Lincoln Health Department


The Lincoln County Health Department is reporting 100 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine have gone to waste.

It happened on Friday. The Health Department said a vial of the vaccine was not properly prepared, so they are not able to use it.

“We know how important each vaccine is to our community. It is just as important to our staff", said Shelley Hersil, Health Officer for Lincoln County. "Our staff is heartbroken over this error. We have worked very hard to not have any vaccine wasted and will continue to do so. We have taken steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again."

The Health Department said it wanted to be open and transparent about the incident. The incident has been reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health.

Lincoln County Health Department has given over 1,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The waitlist for the vaccine through the Health Department is short right now. You can fill out this form to get your name added to the list.

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