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Ukrainian Group Calls For Destruction Of 3.7M Polio Vaccines Because Of Safety Concerns Under Country’s Guidelines

The Guardian: Ukraine could destroy 3.7m polio vaccines despite risk of major outbreak
“…The All-Ukrainian Council for Patients’ Rights and Safety has alleged the vaccines are unsafe, because the frozen vaccines partially thawed while in air transit to Ukraine from the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur in France. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) says the transport and refreezing were carried out in line with international best practice, the complaint alleges that the process contradicts a set of Ukrainian guidelines that state the vaccines cannot be refrozen…” (Tucker, 10/7).

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