Delivery service worker accused of stealing vaccine doses


A delivery service worker has been arrested in Athens on charges of stealing a vial of the Covid-19 vaccine, police said Thursday.

Police said the incident occurred at the vaccination center in the capital’s northern suburb of Agia Paraskevi. 

The suspect is believed to have stolen a vial of the Pfizer vaccine while delivering coffee to staff at the center.

He was arrested after a report was filed to police. 

Police said the vaccine vial was not found on him at the time of the arrest.

Each vial of the Pfizer vaccine contains 4-6 doses that have to be diluted before they are administered. It must be stored at minus 70 degrees in ultra-low-temperature freezers and must be used within two hours of being thawed.

The investigation is ongoing.