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December 14, 2021: Safety Bulletin - Quality Check: Are There Expired Vaccines in Your Fridge?

Several recent incidents, reported to ISMP Canada and shared in the media, have involved administration of expired vaccines to patients. Vaccine effectiveness cannot be guaranteed after the expiry date; therefore, following this type of incident, a replacement dose of the vaccine is often considered, subject to guidance from public health authorities. Analysis findings from incidents reported to ISMP Canada are summarized here to help improve the safe and effective use of vaccines. Read more ...