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Marked with wrong date: Hundreds of expired Moderna vaccine doses given

2021-09-17T15:51:46.300Z

Hundreds of people in Baden-Württemberg have been vaccinated with an expired vaccine. This was announced by three districts. They are probably protected anyway.



Hundreds of people in Baden-Württemberg have been vaccinated with an expired vaccine.

This was announced by three districts.

They are probably protected anyway.

Sindelfingen - 840 more people in Baden-Württemberg are vaccinated - but they are probably still worried.

Because of a wrong label, 840 expired doses of the corona vaccine were administered by Moderna in Sindelfingen, Reutlingen and Esslingen.

The vaccine was properly transported in cool boxes.

A longer expiry time was noted on the packages.

The three responsible districts announced on Friday.

The date later turned out to be wrong - some of the vaccine was still injected.

Those responsible initially did not expect any consequences for those affected because of the error.

Vaccinated with an expired vaccine - are people still protected against corona?

Are the vaccinated still protected?

According to a new study by the manufacturer, the vaccine is so stable that it can be stored for three months at normal refrigerator temperatures.

"So far, there have been no conclusions that the longer storage time would have had an impact on the effectiveness," said the medical director of the Sindelfingen district vaccination center, Martina Burchert-Graeve.

The specification of the European Medicines Agency, according to which storage should not exceed a period of 30 days, is currently still valid in Europe.

(cg with dpa)

The corona numbers in Germany are no longer increasing.

However, two experts warn against writing off the fourth wave.

Source: merkur

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