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Hundreds of Sheffield children need new vaccinations after two-year storage error

Hundreds of Sheffield children and babies will need new injections against serious diseases after a surgery discovered it had been storing vaccines at the wrong temperature for up to two years.

Shiregreen Medical Centre, which has more than 7,000 patients on its books, has sent letters to parents after discovering potential problems with vaccinations given between August 2013 and July 2015.

Children and babies have been given vaccines that ‘may have been less effective than normal’ – meaning they will have to get new jabs against childhood diseases like Meningitis C, polio and measles.

NHS England has confirmed more than 300 children will have to be revaccinated, with 26 pregnant women now needing new whooping cough injections.

Records are still being reviewed to establish whether further patients will need new vaccinations.

                 Perfect excuse to stay away from the vaccines !

Lou Collins