More than 1,400 COVID vaccine doses were wasted amid recent power outages in Texas: Report

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By , NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

More than 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been wasted in Texas with more than 1,400 reportedly from the power outages due to the recent winter storm.

The Texas Department of state health services (DSHS) was quick to point out that the number of discarded doses is less than 1/10 of a percent of the doses shipped to Texas.

DSHS also says there are several reasons a vaccine might not be used including broken vials and missed appointments.

JPS Diamond Hill in Fort Worth tossed out the most of any provider in the state last week, 304 doses that were all from the power outages.

Reports say Clinicas Mi Doctor in Houston wasted 230 doses, and UT Health Science Center in Tyler discarded at least 229 doses.

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