Recently, Good Morning America (GMA) highlighted a government report that calls into question the proper storage of vaccines throughout the US. The report focused on vaccines in the Vaccine for Children program, but the GMA story illuminates that this issue is prevalent with vaccines not provided by the program. Here’s a video of the newsclip from GMA:
An investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) found that many providers of immunizations meant for low-income children don’t store the vaccines at proper temperatures, potentially rendering them ineffective and placing children at risk for contracting serious diseases.
This is obviously a serious issue for multiple reasons, however it should be noted that just because the vaccine is ineffective, the expert GMA spoke with said they are still safe.
If You’re a Parent
Ask your doctor how their office stores and monitors their drugs and vaccines. It is very important for the health of your children, others around you, and yourself. A doctor or nurse should be easily able to answer this question.
If You’re a Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist, Clinician, etc.
Dickson offers a full line of products specifically for monitoring drugs and vaccines in refrigerators and freezers. We have in-house experts and outside representatives able to assist you if this is your first time monitoring your critical refrigerators. Or, they can walk you through our new product offerings, including wireless systems that can email or text you in the event something is wrong.
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