A California mother is accusing a CVS pharmacy of giving her 16-year-old son the COVID-19 vaccine without her consent, according to a local report.
Amanda Arroyo told KOVR that her son made an appointment online to get the vaccine from a CVS pharmacy in Davis, California.
“He said, ‘My arm hurts,’ and I said, ‘What happened?'” Arroyo told the station. “And he said, ‘I’ve had my COVID shot,’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what?'”
Arroyo said the pharmacist told her she was only trying to protect the community by vaccinating as many people as possible. She now wants the pharmacist to be held accountable and is afraid that the same will happen to other parents.
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“There is a law, there are procedures that are not followed,” Arroyo said. “I’m really concerned that I don’t know what this is going to do to him.”
Under California law, minors need parental consent to receive a vaccine.
Fox News has reached out to CVS for comment and will update this story accordingly.
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On Monday, the Biden administration began “a nationwide effort” to encourage schools, parents and guardians to vaccinate children against COVID-19, saying that “vaccination is the best tool we have” to ensure students are safe. and that schools remain open for personal learning.
Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.