Tainted Vaccines Could Affect 900 Ocean County Children
The state has filed a complaint with the state Board of Medical Examiners against a physician in Manahawkin who may have injected 900 children with improperly refrigerated vaccine, according to the state Department of Health.
Families brought their children to Southern Ocean Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Manahawkin to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis A & B, rotavirus, DTaP/Tdap, Hib, pneumococcal, polio, meningococcal and HPV, the health department said. These families are receiving letters warning them that the shipment of vaccines was improperly refrigerated, which could require re-vaccination.
The children participated in the Vaccines for Children (VFC), a federally funded, state operated-program that provides free or low-cost vaccines to eligible low-income children at more than 1,000 medical offices throughout the state every year.
If you took part in this program between November 2014 and July 2016, you should contact your health care provider.
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