State: Some vaccines distributed at Jones Beach on February 15 were ineffective


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Some ineffective vaccines were administered at the Jones Beach Vaccination Site in New York on February 15, the State Department of Health revealed on Monday.

“There was no health risk,” said Jill Montag, a spokeswoman, for receiving ineffective shots. “Very few individuals [were] I was affected, “and those appointments will be reschedule.

“New Yorker health and safety are our number one priority, and because this vaccine is very sensitive to temperature, there is a process to identify if temperature fluctuations have occurred,” she emailed. writing. “This process worked, we were able to quickly identify this issue, identify the very few individuals affected, and take immediate action.”

She didn’t reveal the number of people affected or explain why the shot got the wrong temperature or how the error was discovered. Also, the state does not specify a lot number for the affected vaccine.

The two US-approved vaccines (pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) require additional refrigeration. The state does not say which of these two was given on February 15.

A worker who called on the state vaccine line 833-NYS-4-VAX on Monday afternoon said she and her colleagues knew what was reported in the press.

“The only thing we have right now is what they say in the news,” she said.

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