899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 899 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month. The New York City Health Department says the people who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square between June 5 and June 10 should get another Pfizer shot as soon as possible. City vendor ATC Vaccination Services apologized for the expired vaccine batch in a statement. Health Department spokesperson Patrick Gallahue says people who received the faulty doses have gotten phone calls and emails alerting them to the problem.

 

Photo: FILE — In this April 12, 2021 file photo, people are interviewed before receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the ATC Vaccination Services site in New York’s Times Square. Nearly 900 people received expired Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses at the vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool, File)