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More than 4000 out of date vaccines given to children in Ireland

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:636
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland is looking into how at least 4500 doses of poliomyelitis vaccine were given by GPs in 1998 and 1999 after the vaccine's expiry date had passed.

    The cases were discovered in the course of investigations into the administration of a batch of vaccine given to as many as 60 000 children and adults that contained serum from a British donor who was subsequently diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Because this investigation is still under …

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