Walgreens Responds After Family Says Children Received COVID-19 Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot

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Walgreens issued a connection saying vaccine mix-ups are uncommon aft an Indiana household said their 2 young children got 2 afloat big doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine alternatively of influenza shots.

Speaking to 14News, Alexandra and Joshua Price said a Walgreens successful Evansville, Indiana, administered the COVID-19 vaccines to their 2 young children, aged 4 and 5, connected Oct. 5. The Pfizer vaccine isn’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration for children nether the property of 12.

“Walgreens called maine to accidental determination was a mix-up, we did not person the flu shot,” Alexandra Price told the section quality outlet. “And I’m similar good what did we get? And helium was similar we got the COVID-19 changeable … And instantly I was like, ‘Well what does this mean for my kids?'”

A lawyer for the family, Daniel Tuley, told the outlet that some children were taken to a pediatric cardiologist. The household was told that some kids were showing signs of bosom trouble.

“The children person experienced a fig of adverse effects since receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Fever, assemblage aches, cough, headaches, and nausea are among the symptoms the children are experiencing,” Tuley said successful a connection to quality outlets. “The 4- and 5-year-old are besides nether attraction of a pediatric cardiologist for tachycardia and elevated humor pressure, respectively.”

The household said the younger child became sick with a fever and a cough and the older kid developed a fever.

“Lukas started feeling sick earlier we adjacent got location from Walgreens,” Price said, referring to her son, CNN reported.

On Tuesday aft a follow-up appointment, Alexandra said her son’s information had improved but her daughter’s information is worsening.

“Her humor unit is successful the 98th percentile and she continues to person nary energy,” Price said, referring to her girl Sophia.

Walgreens issued statements to respective quality outlets astir the incident, describing specified mix-ups arsenic uncommon.

“Generally speaking, specified instances are rare, and Walgreens takes these matters precise seriously,” Walgreens said successful a statement. “In the lawsuit of immoderate error, our archetypal interest is ever our patients’ well-being.”

The pharmacy concatenation besides said, “Our multi-step vaccination process includes respective information checks to minimize the accidental of quality mistake and we person reviewed this process with our pharmacy unit successful bid to forestall specified occurrences.”

Walgreens did not elaborate connected however the mix-up could person occurred. The Epoch Times has contacted some Walgreens and Pfizer for comment.

In September, a Walgreens successful Fresno, California, besides mistakenly injected a COVID-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot.

Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips

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Jack Phillips is simply a breaking quality newsman astatine The Epoch Times based successful New York.