Ruined Vaccines

By: AP
By: AP

At least 33-hundred doses of vaccines worth more than 64-thousand dollars have been ruined after a refrigerator at the El Paso County health department malfunctioned ...and froze them.

An alarm system that could have prevented the problem had been turned off after a series of false alarms.

The vaccines have been replaced, and no immunization appointments had to be canceled.

The ruined vaccines were discovered July 19th.

The department expects to receive a new refrigerator and freezer this week.

The vaccines included nearly three-thousand for children, including one for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, and 375 doses for older children and adults, including vaccines for tetanus and typhoid.


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