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Covid-19 vaccines allegedly stolen, expired and inappropriately administered in Tennessee county, state investigation finds

February 27, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The health director in Tennessee's largest county resigned Friday after the state health department found that 2,500 Covid-19 vaccine were either wasted or expired and two children were "inappropriately vaccinated" at a county vaccination site.

(CNN)The health director in Tennessee's largest county resigned Friday after the state health department found that 2,500 Covid-19 vaccine were either wasted or expired and two children were "inappropriately vaccinated" at a county vaccination site.

A total of 2,500 doses were either expired or wasted in Shelby County over a 20-day period from February 3 to February 23, according to a timeline of findings released by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) as part of an investigation.

Additionally, two children were "inappropriately vaccinated" for Covid-19 at a Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) vaccination site on February 3 with no report made to state or federal partners, according to TDH's timeline.

Vaccinations were still being delivered in Shelby County, according to the state health department's website.

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