News in Parenting: Vaccines for Children May Not Be Properly Stored
Okay, this is a super quick article, but definitely something to be aware of. The Department of Health and Services went on a little check up around 5 states that ordered the most free government vaccines in 2010. Low and behold, the results were pretty appalling. 76 percent of the clinics had been storing the vaccines at the wrong temperatures, 36 percent had kept expired vaccines, and 29 percent mixed expired and unexpired vaccines. It’s difficult to say the overall effects of this, but a program analyst at the Department of Health and Services suggested that the outcome may lower overall protection from diseases.
So what do you do with this information? Do your own investigation. The clinics that use the free vaccinations are not a secret – the government makes the information public. Take a look to see if your clinic is one of them, and if it is, check with your doctor to get the assurance you need.