Cleanup goes wrong, wasting 1.9K vaccine dose


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– A freezer holding modern coronavirus vaccine at the VA Pharmacy in Boston was in a safe place, with an alarm system activated. On Tuesday, ABC reports, employees realized the freezer was not working. A spokesperson for the VA Boston Healthcare System said, “A contractor accidentally removed the plug during cleaning.” “As a result, 1,900 doses of the modern Kovid-19 vaccine stored in the freezer were compromised.”

Officials said they did not expect the disaster to affect the vaccination program. “Replication dosages are in process,” the spokesman said. An investigation has started, according to NBC, about why the freezer’s alarm and monitoring system did not alert anyone. The Morden vaccine is to be kept cool, but temperatures that were too low destroyed a shipment of about 12,000 doses en route to Michigan this month, per NBC. (A freezer failure in California left a hospital two hours to administer its vaccine.)

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