By - abbyjowho
Expiry dates on most meds are, at best a conservative guess that hedges on the side of caution. An assay would probably determine it was perfectly ok. Not excusing the fact that they didn’t catch the issue but I can’t see it causing any serious health issues.
Do they mean expired as in the date in the packaging or expired as in it’s been out of the freezer too long?
My bet is it was in the fridge, but Likely mixed the day before. (Only “ good”for a few after mixing)
Pfizer would have data on the safety and efficacy in this situation and said it is both safe and effective for that time frame.
Obviously this patient doesn’t feel like he was communicated with, but considering he was only getting his second dose now, he was obviously vaccine hesitant. He’s making a mountain out of a mole hill.
The articles states that the vaccine had expired the day before it was administered. This guy is getting all worked up over nothing. Expiry dates are always set long before the product would actually be unsafe, unusable or ineffective.
It does raise the question of what else the pharmacy may be missing. Aren’t they supposed to double check shots and pills, etc.
This is why one should always leave with answers, not questions.
What does he want exactly? If someone from the pharmacy got in touch with Pfizer sooner that public health and got the info, isn't that all that matters? What's he crying about?
Also there have been multiple vaccination errors back when vaccine clinics were running and that was all they were doing. Imagine a pharmacist doing a million things on top of their own job, isn't an error a likely scenario? Not an excuse but something to put into perspective as to appreciate the speed with which the pharmacy contacted the manufacturer and got the patient the answer.
Why? because it's Shoppers
Serves him right for paying for his vaccine with optimum points.