An investigation has been launched after a batch of Pfizer vaccine delivered to Stratford Hospital had be thrown away reports the BBC.
According to the BBC report a thousand doses vaccine have been thrown away because the parcel was left out of a fridge.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has to be stored at around -70C and when thawed used within two hours.
A health spokesman has said “no patients have missed their vaccine” as a result because the hospital was able to source “mutual aid” from hospitals with extra.
The batch was delivered to Stratford Hospital, Warwickshire, on Tuesday, signed for, left in a room and only discovered later.
Dr David Spraggett, chair of South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “There is an investigation into how the vaccine was spoilt.
“Patients were vaccinated on the day because we were able to seek “mutual aid” from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire who had extra supplies. No patients have missed their vaccine.
“The vaccine should be signed for by a clinician and put straight into a fridge which is locked and only a few people have the keys. The investigation will try to determine why that did not happen.”