Most of prob­lem­atic vac­cines were used

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Most of the prob­lem­atic vac­cines in­volved in a re­cent il­le­gal sale case have been used, and flaws in su­per­vi­sion of vac­cine distri­bu­tion are to blame, of­fi­cials said.

Shan­dong police an­nounced re­cently that they had ar­rested a mother and daugh­ter al­leged to have il­le­gally sold im­prop­erly stored or ex­pired vac­cines worth more than 570 mil­lion yuan ($87.5 mil­lion) across 20 prov­inces since 2011.

About 20,000 un­used doses of the vac­cines have been found so far, and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way to lo­cate other vac­cines, said Hua Jingfeng, deputy di­rec­tor of the Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Man­age­ment Depart­ment at the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity.

More than 130 sus­pects in­volved in the case have been de­tained, Hua said.

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