A break in the cold chain at the beginning of August within the large Parisian vaccination center against monkeypox, requires repeating the injections carried out on those days, i.e. nearly 500 people, the Marie de Paris said on Monday, excluding any health risk.
Nearly 500 people vaccinated against monkeypox in Paris will have to receive a new injection. A break in the cold chain is the cause of this situation.
“This does not entail any health risk for the people concerned, but a new first injection is necessary to be effectively protected against the virus”, writes in a message on its site the town hall of Paris, which opened the center “of great capacity” for vaccination, Edison, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
The center “had to be closed temporarily” and will reopen on Tuesday, adds the town hall, which has contacted all the people concerned, namely those who were vaccinated from August 2 to 4. Or 468 people, said Anne Souyris, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of public health.
A faulty fridge
“There was a faulty fridge” and the optimal temperature for storing vaccines was not respected, she explains. The failure was discovered on Thursday morning and led to the immediate closure of the center.
“We checked that there was no toxicity. The ANSM (National Agency for the Safety of Medicines editor’s note) came and certified us that there was no risk, ”adds Anne Souyris. But “the health agencies recommended, for safety, to re-vaccinate people who received a dose” on August 2, 3 and 4.
These people are offered a new appointment and “they have priority over all open slots”, at the Edison center or within the free information, screening and diagnosis centers (CeGIDD), she says again. .