Virginia measles outbreak prompts South Carolina recall

Nursing homes and hospital units weren’t the only places children were being vaccinated as a result of the measles outbreak in Virginia and Washington. The Department of Public Health for South Carolina is recalling its …

Nursing homes and hospital units weren’t the only places children were being vaccinated as a result of the measles outbreak in Virginia and Washington.

The Department of Public Health for South Carolina is recalling its new COVID-19 vials after the company that makes them recalled them on July 11 over concerns the lub-dub and laminar filters were at risk for being mislabeled.

These are the same lub-dub and laminar filters that were used to label these vials.

Those filters, made by a company in Arizona, contained an incorrect serial number.

South Carolina is taking precautions and informing health providers that their patients may have been exposed to the common cold virus.

South Carolina is also investigating reports of a case of whooping cough, commonly known as pertussis, in a child who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 vaccine.

In other words, perhaps most concerning, South Carolina’s immunization program has not been compromised, according to the Department of Health.

The recall is now being investigated by the CDC. In the meantime, the vaccine manufacturer recalled another batch, also made from the same batch, because it also contained an incorrect serial number.

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