Opposition Rejects the Use of Expired Vaccines

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The Opposition Spokesman on Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy says the Opposition rejects any attempt by the Government to use expired Astra Zeneca vaccines.

He is calling on the Minister not to pursue any plan to seek authorisation from the World Health Organisation and the manufactures for use after the April 13 expiry date.

Responding to an announcement this morning by Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie that the Ministry of Health was pursuing this plan, Dr Guy is reminding the Government, that the European Medical Agency in a publication on January 29, 2021, specifically warned against the use of coronavirus vaccines after expiry dates.

He said due to the nature of formulations in drugs, they are not to be used after expiry and that this regime is even more strict for vaccines.