More Than Five-Thousand Vaccines May Be Ineffective

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Hartford Healthcare Medical Group recently found that vaccines administered from January 1, 2013 to today may not be fully effective due to storage issues.

Over the last year and a half 5,003 vaccines were given to 3,833 patients at the medical group’s locations in Enfield, South Main/West Hartford, Storrs and Unionville.

The vaccines may have been stored at the wrong temperature for too long of a period of time.

Two-thirds of the vaccines were for influenza, pneumonia and vaccines in the tetanus/pertussis family. The other vaccines were ones commonly administered in doctors’ offices.

The less-effective vaccines cannot hurt patients, but it is recommended that patients who visited the locations mentioned get re-vaccinated to fully prevent disease.

Hartford Healthcare Medical Group is reaching out to each patient who was impacted and will re-vaccinate patients at no charge.

If patients have any questions they should call 877-707-4442 or visit:

http://hartfordhealthcaremedicalgroup.com/vaccines/

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