A Columbus, Ohio, vaccine distributor has been suspended after authorities said the company mishandled 890 doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine.
In a press release Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health said the provider, SpecialtyRx, received 1,500 vaccine doses to administer to residents of eight long-term care facilities before Jan. 1.
"The first doses of the Moderna vaccine that were administered to the residents and staff of the long-term care facilities were viable," the health department said.
"For the second dose, the long term care facilities will have to coordinate with another provider which will likely be the local health department."
According to a count by NBC News, Ohio has recorded 842,433 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.
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