A relatively small dose of Covid-19 vaccination at Jones Beach on February 15 was ineffective, according to the New York State Department of Health.
Of the approximately 1,400 people vaccinated at one-tuff state vaccination facilities that day, 81 received ineffective vaccines. All 81 people have been notified and will be re-vaccinated, according to health officials.
“That was less than a quarter of a percent,” state health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a phone call with reporters Monday afternoon. “We know exactly who it is, we contacted them, and they will be re-vaccinated.”
Ineffective vaccines did not reach the proper temperature at the time of administration. Of the 3.1 million Covid-19 shots given in the state, they are the first to be considered ineffective by the health sector.
Health Department spokesman Jill Montag said there was no health risk to vaccination with ineffective vaccines.
“New Yorker health and safety are our top priorities,” she said. “And because of the very specific temperature sensitivity of this vaccine, there is a process to determine if temperature fluctuations have occurred. This process works, quickly identifies the problem, and very few are affected. I was able to identify the individual and take immediate action. “
Montag also said that overall, tens of thousands of vaccines were successfully administered at Jones Beach.
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