NEW YORK, NY (WKOW) -- Parents know, it's important, but not easy to bring their kids in for shots.
But now there's a question on whether those vaccinations are effective.
An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found violations in the federal vaccine program.
About 75% of doctors offices stored their vaccines at temperatures either too hot or too cold, and about one in four had expired vaccines.
Those doses won't hurt your kids, but they won't protect them either.
ABC'S Dr. Richard Besser says, "I think doctors need to be taken out to the woodshed on this. Each state is responsible for its vaccine programs. Doctors need to look in their offices. 'Are my nurses doing this? are the vaccines safe?' The integrity of the program relies on this."
Dr. Besser suggests parents ask their pediatricians about how they store their vaccines.
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