BOSTON (CBS) – Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine doses are still being thrown out and wasted in Massachusetts, but not as often as earlier this year.
The I-Team obtained updated records from the Department of Public Health showing a total of 1,631 doses have been thrown away.READ MORE: Meadow Brook Golf Club Clubhouse In Reading Destroyed By Fire For Second Time In Nearly A Year
WBZ-TV first reported last month that between December and February 17, 1,204 doses had been wasted. New records show another 427 doses were thrown away between February 18 and March 11.READ MORE: FDA, CDC Call For Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause To Investigate Rare Blood Clots
The most common reason cited is that there were unused doses left over in an opened multi-dose vial.MORE NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Pause Prompts Methuen To Cancel 600-Person COVID Vaccine Clinic
As of Wednesday, 1,335,709 people have been fully vaccinated.