The state considers some vaccines administered in Jones Beach on February 15 to be ineffective

The New York State Department of Health says that several vaccines administered at the Jones Beach site on February 15 were not within the required temperature range when administered and were deemed ineffective.

The state says it is reaching out to those people to make an appointment for another injection.

Officials say 81 people of the nearly 1,400 people vaccinated in Jones Beach on February 15 were affected by the ineffective doses of the vaccine and that those people have been contacted.

The state says there was no harm from receiving these ineffective vaccines.

“Getting a third dose just boosts your immune system,” says Dr. Frederick Davis of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. “So while it could have sped up a little bit with this partial dose being kept at a different temperature, what you’re doing is re-exposing your system to a part of that virus.”

Officials have not said exactly what happened to cause the error.

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