112 Children Given Wrong COVID Vax Dosage at Virginia Pharmacy

A pharmacy in Loudoun County, Virginia gave 112 children ages 5 to 11 wrong doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to the county’s Department of Health.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Workers at the Ted Pharmacy in Aldie vaccinated the children using vials intended for people aged 12 and up, according to a letter sent to parents by the Loudon County Health Department, according to The Epoch Times.
  • The letter written by Loudoun County Health Department director Dr. David Goodfriend said the pharmacy’s error “resulted in a dose of COVID-19 vaccine that is potentially lower than recommended.”
  • “The pharmacy who administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to your child last week has been removed from both state and federal COVID-19 vaccination programs,” Goodfriend added.
  • The letter also noted the pharmacy was required to hand over its vaccines to local health officials.
  • Children aged 5 to 11 are supposed to receive a two-dose, 10 microgram vaccine. Adults and children aged 12 and older get 30 microgram shots.
BACKGROUND:
  • Companies that manufacture vaccines are not liable if someone has an allergic reaction or injury after being vaccinated, reports Newsweek.
  • According to 42 U.S. Code § 300aa–22, “No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.”