Wisconsin Legislature passes vaccine tampering bill

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-20 14:38:27-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Intentionally damaging vaccines would be a felony in Wisconsin under a bill with bipartisan support that the state Assembly passed Thursday.

The measure comes in response to a pharmacist in a Milwaukee suburb spoiling more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021. He pleaded guilty to the federal charges and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Bill supporters say state law needs to be clarified because it doesn't adequately address crimes related to tampering with vaccines and other medical products. The measure now heads to Gov. Tony Evers.