Parents Joshua and Alexandra Price say that they and their two children mistakenly received the COVID-19 vaccine instead of the flu vaccine at their local pharmacy and are now experiencing some unwanted symptoms.
The Price family brought their 4 and 5-year-old sons to Walgreens in Evansville, Indiana, USA on October 4 for their annual flu jabs, CNN reports. About 90 minutes later, the pharmacist called and said they had made a mistake. The entire family received adult dose injections of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to ABC News, “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?'”
“Lukas started feeling sick before we even got home from Walgreens,” Alexandra said.
“He was feeling yucky, lethargic, and already had begun a fever,” Joshua added.
ABC reports that Dr Peter Hotez 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.”
The Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine said:
“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.”
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