Bogus Flu Shots Cause Concerns
by: Capella Tucker, October 28, 2005 5:10:00 am
Fourteen residents of a senior living center also were injected with the bogus vaccine by a company owned by Iyad Abu El-Hawa. US attorney Chuck Rosenberg says officials want to know if other companies contracted with the defendant for similar services.
The investigation is continuing and other charges are possible. health officials say businesses should continue offering flu vaccination programs, but warn they do need to take basic precautions.
Officials are testing the syringes in question. preliminary tests indicate they were filled with purified water.the more than one-thousand Exxon Mobil employees who received the bogus shorts are being offered tests for blood born pathogens and counseling.