The Health Ministry has informed that a box that contained 1,000 dosages of swine flu vaccination has been stolen, which were going to be used for vaccinating more than three million citizens of Peru. The boxes were in Lima, from where, they have been stolen.
While on its way to a warehouse, the vehicle that was carrying the dosages was robbed, on Saturday.
The Ministry also stated that the vaccination dosages, which were stolen, were in multiple-dose containers. Every bottle was supposed to be used for a lot of people.
However, the ministry is worrying gravely because if the doses are used incorrectly, it could have adverse reactions.
Since, it is highly technological and a new vaccination, only a few fractions of people in the regions of immunization have been provided with the training, to administer the vaccination in the right way.
Although, the vaccination is obtainable for free of charge at state health centers and to police and armed forces, but its sale is not certified at clinics, pharmacies, doctors' places of work and elsewhere.
Peru recorded 9,062 cases of swine flu and 203 casualty cases from the illness between the months of May and December 2009.
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