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Walgreen’s Accidentally Injects Tots With Covid Vaccine

(CNN) Joshua and Alexandra Price say they and their two children were mistakenly given the Covid-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot a week ago at their local pharmacy — and they are now dealing with some adverse symptoms.

The Prices took their 4- and 5-year-olds to the Walgreens in Evansville, Indiana, on October 4 for their yearly shots. About 90 minutes later the pharmacist called saying they had made a mistake.

The entire family had been injected with adult doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“When they called us and told us that they had made a mistake and had given us the wrong shot, I was just in shock,” Alexandra Price said. “All I could say to them was, ‘What does this mean for my kids?'”

Although Alexandra and Joshua, already fully vaccinated since last April, were concerned for themselves, they were more worried about Sophia, 5 and Lukas, 4.

“Lukas started feeling sick before we even got home from Walgreens.” – Alexandra Price, mother

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“He was feeling yucky, lethargic, and already had begun a fever,” Joshua added.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is approved for people age 16 and older and has an emergency use authorization for people ages 12 to 15.

Pfizer said in a tweet on October 7 that it had submitted a formal request for emergency use authorization for a smaller dosage of vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 to the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, said:

“They will probably do OK. The difference is they got a three times higher dose of a vaccine than is being tested in clinical trials.”

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“It is concerning they got a higher dose, and they have to be monitored, but they should do really well,” Hotez said. “There is a lot of data out there now in 5-year-olds and older.”

He added that Alexandra and Joshua’s extra dose of the vaccine is similar to receiving a booster shot … READ MORE. 

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