More than 850,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses spilled in Wisconsin
More than 850,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses spilled in Wisconsin

More than 850,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses spilled in Wisconsin

More than 850,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been spilled in Wisconsin. Continued coverage: Coronavirus in WisconsinWISN 12 News has learned that the number has been rising since the beginning of the year as fewer people are vaccinated. “We will continue our efforts to get even more people vaccinated,” the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said. Secretary- appointed Karen Timberlake said. While state health officials continue to push for more gunshots, vaccinations have declined dramatically. Fewer people getting shots means more vaccine doses expire or are wasted. WISN 12 News has learned that more than 857,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been spilled in Wisconsin. That’s more than double the number that the Department of Health Services erroneously reported earlier this month. Standridge. Nine comma three million doses have been administered, but more than 8% of the total doses have been wasted. During the most recent reporting week, about 25,000 shots went into the arms, but nearly 35,000 doses were wasted. More doses were wasted than administered “If it is an open vial, put it back on, put in a special protective bag and then sent to where we send our vaccine waste materials,” Standridge said. DHS said its waste numbers are in line with other states and are the result of both the low demand and the high number of doses ordered, based on vaccination trends around the state. “We are definitely looking at the trends in terms of per place. the sites order what they feel the trend will be. ” Standridge said, “The trend right now is an increase in wasted doses. How do you stop it?” WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott asked Standridge: “We are actually in the process of turning down the sites. That is what we need to do, based on these trends,” she said. The Department of Health Services told WISN 12 News that spilled COVID-19 vaccine doses along with empty vials are considered “non-hazardous / non-infectious waste” and can be treated as normal solid waste or disposed of in a sharps container. Currently, 64% of Wisconsin residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine. Sixty percent have received two doses. Sign up for email alerts about coronavirus from WISNGGet alerts about the latest news with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

More than 850,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been spilled in Wisconsin.

Continued coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

WISN 12 News has learned that the number has been rising since the beginning of the year as fewer people are vaccinated.

“We will continue our efforts to get even more people vaccinated,” said Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Karen Timberlake.

While state health officials continue to push for more gunshots, vaccinations have declined dramatically.

Fewer people getting shots means more vaccine doses expire or are wasted.

WISN 12 News has learned that more than 857,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been spilled in Wisconsin. That’s more than double the number that the Department of Health Services incorrectly reported earlier this month.

“We’re looking at what we can do to minimize, minimize the waste that’s actually happening,” said Wisconsin’s Deputy Secretary of Health, Deb Standridge.

Nine comma three million doses have been administered, but more than 8% of the total doses have been wasted.

During the most recent reporting week, about 25,000 shots were fired, but nearly 35,000 doses were wasted.

More doses were wasted than administered.

“If it’s an open vial, close it again, put it in a special protective bag and then send it to where we send our vaccine waste materials,” Standridge said.

DHS said its waste numbers are in line with other states and are the result of both the low demand and the high number of doses ordered based on vaccination trends around the state.

“We definitely look at the trends in terms of per site. Each of the sites orders what they feel the trend will be,” Standridge said.

“The trend right now is an increase in waste doses. How do you put an end to that?” WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott asked Standridge.

“We’re actually ratcheting down the sites. That’s what we need to do, based on these trends,” she said.

The Department of Health Services told WISN 12 News that spilled COVID-19 vaccine doses along with empty vials are considered “non-hazardous / non-infectious waste” and can be treated as normal solid waste or disposed of in a sharps container.

Currently, 64% of Wisconsin residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine. Sixty percent have received two doses.

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