Doctors Don't Properly Store Kids' Vaccines, HHS Says

Law360, Washington (June 6, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- Providers of immunizations for children through a federal program for low income families routinely exposed vaccines to inappropriate temperatures and failed to follow proper oversight guidelines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General’s office said in a report Wednesday.

The report found that 76 percent of surveyed providers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccines for Children program placed vaccine doses in freezers with inappropriate temperatures for at least five cumulative hours over the course of the two-week study.

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