899 people who got their COVID-19 vaccine at Times Square were given expired doses and need to get another shot

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Times Square earlier this month. Noam Galai/Getty Images
  • Nearly 900 people who got vaccinated June 5-10 in Times Square got expired doses, officials said.

  • They are being told to book another shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  • The company that administered the doses said there was no danger from the expired shots.

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Eight hundred and ninety-nine people who were vaccinated at Times Square earlier this month were given expired doses and will need another shot, the New York City Health Department said.

The department said those people, who got the vaccine from June 5 to June 10, should book an appointment to get another shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as soon as they could, the Associated Press reported.

A spokesperson said the people had been contacted to alert them about the expired doses.

ATC Vaccination Services, the company that administered the shots, said in a statement, according to the AP: "We apologize for the inconvenience to those receiving the vaccine batch in question and want people first and foremost to know that we have been advised that there is no danger from the vaccine they received."

The company first announced in April that it was starting a pop-up clinic in Times Square.

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