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DHS is calling for re-vaccinations

Health clinics and the state Public Health Division are working together to notify patients after vaccine storage errors were discovered in facilities owned by three private clinics in Oregon. State public health officials recommend nearly 22,000 patients in 12 cities receive re-vaccinations.

Click on the attached PDF to view complete list of disease-related vaccines affected and the clinics impacted by the errors.

During routine investigations it was found that refrigeration units may not have been maintained at the correct temperature for vaccination effectiveness. The vaccinations posed no harm to patients, but the effectiveness of the vaccines might have been compromised so re-vaccination is recommended.

Most affected were childhood vaccines but some adult vaccines may also have been affected.

Click on the attached PDF for more information.

— Staff report