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70 Prince George’s children received expired vaccine doses

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LARGO, Md. (AP) — Health officials say 70 children who were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Prince George’s County received expired doses due to a storage error.

The county health department said Thursday that the children, ages 5-11, don't face health risks from these doses, and private clinics will help revaccinate those affected.

The problem involves first or second doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine that the children received in Landover on November 26.

The doses had expired two days earlier and were accidentally stored in a refrigerator with useable vaccines.

The department says expired doses are less likely to be effective in protecting the against the virus.