U.S. broadcaster NBC has revealed that the United States has thrown away at least 15 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine since last March.
At least 15 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been thrown away in the United States since March 1, US media NBC said on Wednesday September 1, citing information obtained from US health authorities.
This number of wasted doses , probably underestimated given the lack of data, has been reported by US states or pharmacies that administer vaccines to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main federal health agency. public of the country.
There are various reasons for throwing away these doses: expiry date past, dilution error, refrigeration problems, cracked vials … In addition, a vaccine vial containing several doses , once opened, the other doses should then be used within a few hours. They are therefore sometimes discarded for lack of finding a taker . While some vendors have reported several thousand doses thrown away at once, the most common reports were of only four wasted doses at a time, according to NBC.