Local H1N1 Vaccines expire, have to be destroyed

by Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO- About a quarter of the H1N1 vaccines nationally have expired, meaning about 40 million doses are useless and have to be disposed of.

The Cape Girardeau Health Department has some of those expired doses.

In fact, registered nurse Nancy Ernst says they will be getting rid of about 2,000 doses.

The health department still has more than 7,000 doses that have not expired yet, and folks are still encouraged to get the H1N1 shot.

You can get the shot for free at the Cape Girardeau Health Department.

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