/1,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine thrown away after incident at Jamaica Plain facility – WCVB Boston

1,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine thrown away after incident at Jamaica Plain facility – WCVB Boston


Hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had to be thrown away after an incident at the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center.A cleaning contractor accidentally loosened a plug on a freezer, causing the loss of 1,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine.Staff discovered the issue on Tuesday. The freezer is in a secure location and does have an alarm system installed. “An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident and why the monitoring and alarm system did not work as expected,” VA spokesman Kyle Toto said.Replacement doses for this facility are on the way.The incident comes as the state and the country are plagued with vaccine supply shortages.

Hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had to be thrown away after an incident at the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center.

A cleaning contractor accidentally loosened a plug on a freezer, causing the loss of 1,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Staff discovered the issue on Tuesday. The freezer is in a secure location and does have an alarm system installed.

“An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident and why the monitoring and alarm system did not work as expected,” VA spokesman Kyle Toto said.

Replacement doses for this facility are on the way.

The incident comes as the state and the country are plagued with vaccine supply shortages.

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