Loudoun County pharmacy gave wrong COVID vaccine dosage to children 5-11


Andre Mattus, right, a nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center, gives the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Amar Gunderson, 6 1/2, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

ALDIE, Va. (WDVM) — The Loudoun County Health Department is alerting the public that Ted Pharmacy incorrectly administered the COVID-19 vaccine formulated for those 12 years and older to children aged 5- to 11-years-old.

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The Virginia Department of Health has been aware of the incorrect administration, which was a dose of the vaccine potentially lower than recommended.

For parents or guardians of children ages 5- to 11-years old who received a dose of the COVID vaccine at Ted Pharmacy on Nov. 3 or 4 is asked to review the following information:

Courtesy: Loudoun County Health Department

The next step for parents/guardians :

  1. Contact primary care doctor
  2. Monitor patient for side effects from the vaccine
  3. Report the incident to Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
  4. Sign up for V-safe

For further information or questions regarding this incident click this link here.

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