Thousands in Connecticut may need a second shot of the same vaccine.
Hartford Healthcare Medical Group announced that many of its patients vaccinated for the flu, pneumonia, and other diseases over the last year and a half need to be re-vaccinated.
The health network determined almost 4,000 had been injected at four of its primary care providers where the vaccines may not be any good because of refrigeration problems.
Hartford Healthcare said the issue occurred at its facilities in Enfield, Unionville, Storrs, and in West Hartford at its doctors office on South Main.
“The product is still sterile. There’s no risk of getting an infection,” said Dr. Rocco Orlando, Hartford Healthcare Chief Medical Officer. “There’s no health risk other than the risk that you are not protected against the disease you thought you were being protected against.”
Hartford Healthcare will give the re-injections for free and will even provide transportation or in-home vaccinations if needed.