Alert: Errors Related to Vaccine Administration

Recently, errors/cases have been reported that involve:

  • Administering COVID vaccines that have expired,
  • Failing to dilute the vaccine prior to administering as a result of inadequate training, and
  • Administering the wrong vaccine (COVID vaccine instead of flu shot).

Curi recommends following all appropriate protocols prior to administering any vaccine, such as checking expiration date, and checking time and date for when vial was punctured.

Please reach out to Curi at riskoncall@curi.com if you would like additional guidance or advice on this topic.

Click the following link to read our other recent alert on Errors in Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID Treatment and Prophylaxis.

News & Knowledge
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.