(Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine provides an replace on vaccines at his Tuesday press convention, above)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Department of Health is investigating after 890 COVID-19 vaccines went to waste.
The well being division mentioned SpecialtyRX, a vaccine provider in Columbus, was given 1,500 vacines for residents at eight long-term care amenities.
“After administering the first doses, SpecialtyRX had 890 doses remaining. The company was exploring a transfer of the doses to another provider when it was discovered that they had failed to appropriately monitor temperatures in their refrigerator and freezer,” the Ohio Department of Health mentioned.
The ODH immunization program investigated and located 890 doses of the Moderna vaccine had been now not viable as a result of they weren’t saved correctly, based on the well being division.
“The first doses of the Moderna vaccine that were administered to the residents and staff of the long-term care facilities were viable. For the second dose, the long term care facilities will have to coordinate with another provider which will likely be the local health department,” ODH mentioned on Wednesday.
The state well being division mentioned it’s halting additional allocations of the vaccine to SpecialtyRX
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