LANSING, Michigan. – Michigan officials said the 11,900 doses of the modern COVID-19 vaccine that the state was receiving have gone waste and waste.
“I know when I know we’re in a race and every vaccine matters, but it’s not something I can control.” This is not Michigan’s fault.
Twenty-one shipments of the modern vaccine were unusable due to temperature issues with the distributor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the vaccine should be stored in a freezer between minus 13 degrees and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The distributor of McKesson Corporation reported that temperature affects about 12,000 doses and that the temperature has become too high.
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Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. “This is the first report of a vaccine potentially being compromised during shipment to Michigan and we are working quickly with the distributor to have the replacement vaccine shipped out,” Jongh Kaladhun said in a statement.
McKesson said it “identified the root of the issue – some gel packs used to maintain proper temperatures during shipping were found to be too cold – and have taken steps to prevent this from happening in the future.”
State officials said the majority of the 21 ships were angered on Monday night. However, six additional shipments were also held back to ensure that there were no problems with the vaccine. That state warned that scheduled vaccinations at various provider sites may be delayed.
“I’m certain that the people who had appointments that were scheduled at the facilities that were supposed to receive those particular shots were disappointed that they weren’t able to get them,” Whitmer said.
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