After the discovery in Morovis of a box with four syringes and two white vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, the Secretary of the Department of Health, Carlos Mellado, reported tonight that they are vaccines delivered to the Walgreens pharmacy, under the contract Federal for Long-Term Care Centers.
“I have ordered an immediate investigation into what happened to adjudicate responsibility and refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English), and the Department of Justice or any other agency with jurisdiction,” said the holder of the agency in written statements.
The box with the vaccines and syringes were found in the Barahona neighborhood
Given this, the Office of Health Investigation will have 24 hours to investigate and submit a report on the facts.
“The management of the vaccine in the emergency requires that all providers act with the greatest possible responsibility,” said Mellado.
This afternoon, Salud explained in a press conference that the vials contained some 21 vaccines that “unfortunately were lost.”