Cited by France Bleu, the ARS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes reports that at least 250 people have been vaccinated against Covid with Pfizer doses whose recommended use date had passed. It evokes a “collective error”.
At least 250 people, including a hundred schoolchildren, were vaccinated in the Loire department with doses of Pfizer vaccine whose date of use had passed, reports this September 29, France Bleu.
“This batch of vaccines, thawed on August 6, could in theory be administered until September 5. But the doses were used for vaccination operations between September 7 and 21, ”writes the news site.
Still according to this source, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional health agency which recognizes “a collective error” explains the incident by “a problem of traceability”. An audit to determine the causes has been launched. But according to the first elements put forward, the dates of freezing of the vaccine were not, as required by the procedure, written on the vials.
Alerted, the National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) affirms that there is no risk to the health of the persons concerned but cannot, to date, guarantee the effectiveness of the vaccine against the virus.