Are Oral Rotavirus Vaccines Being Mistaken for Injectables?
the MPR take:
The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has found that health care workers sometimes mistakenly administer the two oral rotavirus vaccines via syringe, thinking that they are injectable formulations. CDC investigators state that the errors appear to be rare based on reports in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for the period from January 2006–August 2013, where 39 cases of the oral vaccine being administered by injection were noted. Although this is rare, an injected dose of the oral vaccine is not considered a valid dose and an oral dose, properly administered, should be given.
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