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Evers signs bill making vaccine tampering a felony

Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-04 16:42:25-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has signed into law a bill making it a felony to intentionally damage vaccines.

The Legislature passed the measure last month and Evers signed it Friday. The new law came in response to a pharmacist in a Milwaukee suburb spoiling more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021.

The new law makes it a Class I felony to intentionally make a vaccine unsafe, tainted, spoiled, ineffective, or otherwise unusable. That is punishable by up to 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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