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Some COVID vaccines expiring before being administered

Posted at 7:18 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 11:21:41-05

Some doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expiring and being thrown away before they can be given to people in high-priority groups.

So far more than 22 million doses have been distributed nationwide according to the CDC.

But fewer than 7 million people have received the first dose.

Some hospitals are forced to throw away vaccines that quickly expired once they were taken out of cold storage.

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"The issue is not the supply of the vaccine, the issue is not being able to get enough people injected with the vaccine." says Dr. David Shulkin, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Some experts suggest giving the extra dosing to anyone available, instead of waiting for high risk groups, so the doses aren't wasted.