MANNINGTON Twp., NJ (CBS) – According to a Health Department audit in Salem County, New Jersey, at least five children were subjected to likely medication dispensing errors at the “Shots for Tots” clinic at the Memorial Hospital of Salem County.
The audit also found that vaccines with an estimated value of $20,000 were improperly refrigerated and determined unsafe for distribution and destroyed.
According to the audit report, Gardasil, a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, was likely given to a two-year-old boy in an excessive dose.
The nurse who reportedly administered the vaccine is no longer employed by the Health Department.
The report says the child’s mother and pediatrician were notified of the incident on June 30.
Operations of the “Shots for Tots” clinic have been suspended by the Health Department at this time.