The COVID World post date: November 17th, 2021
LORTON, VIRGINIA – A local pharmacy has been removed from state and federal COVID-19 vaccination programs after 25 children were given an incorrect dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine reports WUSA9. KC Pharmacy, a pharmacy in Lorton, administered the COVID-19 vaccine dose formulated for those 12 years and older to children aged 5 to 11 according to the Fairfax County Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health. This makes it the third instance in Virginia of a pharmacy administering an incorrect dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11 years old.
The Pfizer shots were administered to 25 children between Nov 2nd and Nov 10th. Since then, the Fairfax County Health Department has removed KC Pharmacy from both state and federal COVID-19 vaccination programs.
This comes just days after it was revealed that Ted Pharmacy in Virginia had given 112 children adult doses of the COVID vaccine. The incident put parents on edge including Dasha Hermosilla who said that her 7-year-old daughter was among the 112 kids.
“I would have never done this if I knew they were giving the adult reformulated vaccine. Absolutely not. I should’ve pushed her to show me the vial of orange which she didn’t have and then I should’ve left.”
Virginia authorities confiscated all remaining COVID vaccines from both pharmacies and ordered them to contact the families who’d received the shots.
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