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VIDEO: Vax Error Impacting More Than 100 Kids Puts Pharmacy Under Investigation

What the heck is going on in Loudoun County, Virginia this place just can’t stay out of the news. First, there’s the whole controversy surrounding the school board. Then, a high school guidance counselor is charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student and now this.

I’m saying this in jest but if you live in Loudoun, County you might want to stop drinking the water.

There has been a terrible mix up at the Ted Pharmacy, in Loudon County, Virginia more than 100 children accidentally received adult doses of the mRNA vaccine.

Children are only supposed to receive one-third the dosage and the vaccine comes packaged with an orange vial cap instead of a purple cap to help physicians tell the difference between to the two.

Despite this, Ted Pharmacy reportedly gave 112 children between 5 to 11 doses of the vaccine meant for teens and adults.

“I had this pit in my stomach that, like, what did they just do to my daughter?’ Dasha Hermosilla – whose seven year old daughter Gryffin received an incorrect dose earlier this month – told NBC Washington.

Parents also told reporters that initially the pharmacy brushed off the mistake.

“The way they have dealt with individuals is really, like: “Oh, it’s no big deal…there are dozens and dozens of families out there that don’t even know that this is an issue,”‘ one parent said.

The Loudoun County Department of Health is notifying parents and state officials are conducting an investigation.

A similar mistake that occurred in Indiana put two kids under the care of a cardiologist in October of 2021 before the vaccine was approved for use in children under 12.

An Indiana family went to Walgreens to get a flu shot, including two children who were mistakenly giving adult doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

The two children were just five and four years old, the Pfizer vaccine at the time was not approved for young children.

The family was told they were being given the flu shot however the pharmacy called informing them there had been a mistake. Vaccine cards were issued to all family members because the coronavirus vaccine had been given.

Both children are under the care of a pediatric cardiologist, and are showing signs of heart issues.

On Monday, Walgreen’s issued the following statement:

“Due to privacy laws, we cannot comment on specific patient events. However, in general, such instances are rare and Walgreens takes these matters very seriously. In the event of any error, our first concern is always our patients’ well-being. Our multi-step vaccination procedure includes several safety checks to minimize the chance of human error, and we have reviewed this process with our pharmacy staff in order to prevent such occurrences.”

The families attorney, Daniel Tuley, shared with WFIE the vaccine cards issued by Walgreens for the family’s children.

Both children are also suffering from fevers and a cough since receiving the adult dosage of the vaccine.

This is the second reported mistake made by Walgreens after a Maryland pharmacist injected a four year old with an adult dosage of the Pfizer vaccine.

“All of us were just stunned,” the child’s mother said. “No one really knew what to do, of course.”

Luckily, the child had not experienced any major side effects.

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