Dozens of Kids Got Wrong Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine at Maryland School Clinic – NBC4 Washington – Community News
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Dozens of Kids Got Wrong Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine at Maryland School Clinic – NBC4 Washington

Ninety-eight children who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last Wednesday at a clinic at their school in Montgomery County, Maryland, were given an incorrect dosage, county officials said Monday.

The students at South Lake Elementary School in Montgomery Village received doses of the pediatric vaccine that were “diluted more than recommended,” according to a state government release.

A staff member realized the mistake and informed officials, who then consulted with the Maryland Department of Health and Pfizer. Both recommended that affected children receive an additional dose of the vaccine as soon as possible, according to the release.

In the message, Dr. James Bridgers, the county health officer, has made the mistake.

“We are convinced that this is an isolated situation and staff have already received additional training on how to reconstitute and administer pediatric doses,” he said.

The parents of the affected children have been notified of the error.

Another clinic will be held at school this Wednesday so that affected students can receive an extra dose.

More than 11,000 children ages 5 to 11 have been vaccinated at county and school district sponsored clinics. More than 8,000 other doses have been administered through pediatricians and pharmacies in the jurisdiction, the release said.

This is the second incident recently reported in the DC area of ​​incorrect doses of vaccine administered to young children. Last week, Ted’s Pharmacy in Loudoun County admitted to giving children ages 5-11 a dose of the vaccine intended for people ages 12 and older.