Hundreds of New Yorkers discovered they had received expired doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Monday. The New York City Health Department acknowledged that 899 people received outdated vaccines at a pop-up immunization station in Times Square, formerly home to the NFL Experience. Officials said they’ve “notified” everyone affected that they’ll need another dose as soon as possible.
A spokesperson for ATC Vaccination Services released a statement late Monday, “ATC Vaccination Services is part of a large group of vaccine distributors in partnership with the NYC Department of Health to distribute the vaccine. 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.”
According to health officials, patients are not at risk of receiving expired doses, and the city has replaced the vendor who distributes the shots. The announcement comes as the state passing a vaccination milestone on Monday evening.