多于 110,000 自 12 月以来,佐治亚州已销毁 Covid-19 疫苗剂量

多于 110,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been destroyed in Georgia since December 2020, 当该州首次接种疫苗时, 佐治亚州卫生官员说.

Georgia Department of Health spokesperson Nancy Nydam told CNN that 110,079 doses were destroyed because they were not being used.
There are various reason for vaccines to go unused, according to Nydam, including doses not being needed after being prepared, parent or child refusal, damaged vials, syringe leaks and apparent contamination.
      Vaccines using mRNA, as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines do, have a short life once they are prepared. Once the Pfizer vaccine is mixed for administering, it will only last for six hours. Health care providers are advised to discard remaining vaccine after that time.
        According to data from Georgia Department of Health, destroyed doses included thousands from all three approved manufacturers, 现代, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & 约翰逊.
          With more than 8.5 million doses going into arms, that is a very small percentage (1.4%) that go unused,” Nydam said.
          美国疾病控制与预防中心 (CDC) estimate/allowance for vaccine wastage is 5%, so Georgia is well below that percentage, Nydam said.
          三月, when demand for vaccine was much higher around the country than it is now, CDC records showed that 少于 1% 的 155 million doses reported adminsitered by March 29, were reported as wastage by 35 状态, 17 pharmacies and three other federal agencies through March 29.
          The vaccination rate in Georgia continues to lag behind much of the country. According to the state’s data, 39% of residents were fully vaccinated, 而 44% had had at least one dose as of Monday morning.
            According to CDC data, 48.6% of the US population is fully vaccinated, 和 56.1% have had at least one dose of vaccine.
            Georgia continues to follow best practices for using every dose of vaccine possible, 然而, as supply now exceeds demand, we also will not miss the opportunity to vaccinate someone when they are ready to be vaccinated,” Nydam told CNN.

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