By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The state is now offering new guidance on what to do with leftover doses of the coronavirus vaccine following a WBZ-TV I-Team investigation.

The I-Team was the first to report that more than 1,200 doses have gone to waste in Massachusetts.

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The state is now saying clinics with leftover doses that are going to expire should give them out instead of throwing them away – even if the recipient is outside the current eligibility rules.

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The I-Team previously spoke with the supervisor of the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, who said some extra doses went to waste when “there was nobody on a wait list that we could access in that moment.”

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“Any vaccine that gets lost is a missed opportunity to vaccinate somebody,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said at a news conference Wednesday.

CBSBoston.com Staff