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Mother speaks out after daughter got wrong COVID-19 vaccine at Virginia pharmacy

A mother speaks out, frustrated after saying her daughter received the wrong COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Loudoun County.

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Dasha Hermosilla says she took her 7-year-old Gryffin to Ted’s Pharmacy in Aldie.

She says she noticed her daughter got the purple cap vaccine, which is for kids ages 12 and older, instead of the orange cap vaccine, which is for kids ages 5 to 11.

The Virginia Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday that Ted’s Pharmacy incorrectly administered the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 and older to children aged 5-11.

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“I never would have done this if I had known they were going to give the reformulated adult vaccine. Absolutely not,” Hermosilla says. “I should have pushed her to show me the filthy orange she didn’t have, and then I should have left.”

VDH believes 112 children, ages 5-11 were affected by this situation on November 3-4 at Ted’s Pharmacy in Aldie, which resulted in these children receiving a lower than recommended dose.

FOX 5 contacted Ted’s Pharmacy but couldn’t get through.

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Loudoun County’s health department has released a warning about the flaw and is giving parents some options.

The board of the pharmacy says it cannot freely confirm or deny whether an investigation is underway into a possible violation of laws or regulations.