Residents Of Five Nursing Homes Received Ineffective Vaccine

(Columbus) - The state says that residents of five Northeast Ohio nursing homes and long-term care facilities who received COVID-19 vaccinations may have to have those shots done again.

Governor Mike DeWine confirmed during his news briefing on Tuesday that Walgreen's provided doses of vaccine that may have been stored at inadequate temperatures, rendering the medicine ineffective. The governor did not say which vaccine was involved.

The affected nursing homes are:

-Maples/Ashtabula County Residential Services Corp.

-Ashtabula Towers

-Heather Hill Care Communities, Chardon

-Six Chimneys, Cleveland

-Willow Park Convalescent Home, Cleveland

Walgreen's will re-vaccinate the people who received the ineffective vaccine. Doctors say that vaccine stored at the wrong temperature will not make a person ill, it will just not be effective.

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