May 7 A man in Washington state has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing after sneaking into a dental clinic in the middle of the night, stealing 100 doses of Johnson and Johnson’s Coronavirus vaccine and throwing it in the bushes.
The theft took place last week at a dental clinic in southwest Seattle, where police arrived after receiving a call from the police, who said the suspect stole 100 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine, a bottle of Botox and more than $100,000 in medical equipment after sneaking into the building in the middle of the night, the New York Daily News and Daily Mail reported.
The vaccine was later found in the bushes and has gone bad. In addition, the suspect damaged the walls of a nearby beauty salon and stole products such as styling sticks and towels.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office did not release the suspect’s name, but said the suspect has been charged with second-degree burglary.
Stephen, chief acting pharmacy officer at the University of Washington Medical Center, said Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine doesn’t need to be refrigerated under extremely harsh conditions like Pfizer or The Modner vaccine, but it still needs to be kept refrigerated.