Vaccine-related problems in NYC and Michigan

 

Nearly 12K doses of corona vaccine spoiled on the way to Michigan


According to the state health department, 11,900 doses of Moderna vaccine have ruined due to temperature control errors while transporting to the US state of Michigan. A transport company called Mckesson Corporation was in charge of transporting the vaccine.

Michigan State Health Department spokeswoman Lynn Sutfin said the affected vaccine would not be given to anyone.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer told a news conference on January 19 that those who had had an appointment to be vaccinated were a little disappointed. 

The damaged vaccine was sent on January 18 and 19. The cause of the temperature disruption in McKesson transport is being investigated.

 In addition, measures are being taken quickly to send additional doses of the vaccine.

State officials said the federal government had been asked to allocate 444,000 doses of the vaccine. But they sent 2,58,100 doses of vaccine to Michigan.

NYC will run out of COVID-19 vaccine by Friday


The COVID-19 vaccine stockpile in New York will run out by January 22, said Mayor Bill de Blasio. In the last week, 220,000 people have been vaccinated in the city.

Mayor Blasio said the city's health department now has only 116,000 vaccines in stock. 

The vaccination program will have to be suspended after January 22 unless there is a new supply at the rate at which vaccinations are being given in New York City.

The mayor said the additional supply of vaccines is expected to reach New York by January 28. Vaccination centers will have to be reopened from January 26. 

More than 4.5 million people have been vaccinated in New York City so far. Another 300,000 people in New York could have been vaccinated this week if adequate supplies had been ensured.


The mayor said he would open a round-the-clock vaccination center in New York. Referring to Biden's campaign statement, Blazio said Biden had promised to vaccinate 100 million people across the country within 100 days of taking office.

Last week, the governor of New York asked Pfizer to sell the additional vaccine directly. 

Pfizer responded that they would not be able to sell the vaccine directly to the New York State Government without permission from the federal government.


The mayor said he would open a round-the-clock vaccination center in New York. Referring to Biden's campaign statement, Blasio said Biden had promised to vaccinate 100 million people across the country within 100 days of taking office.

Last week, the governor of New York asked Pfizer to sell the additional vaccine directly. Pfizer responded that they would not be able to sell the vaccine directly to the New York State Government without permission from the federal government.

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