Health experts are urging parents to continue to get their children vaccinated after at least four separate incidents across the country where children were given the incorrect COVID-19 vaccine dosages.
The incorrect dosages were isolated incidents and did not cause adverse health effects in children, some experts say.
On Tuesday, a second Virginia pharmacy was removed from both state and federal COVID-19 vaccination programs after it incorrectly administered the COVID-19 vaccine formulated for individuals 12 years and older to 25 children ages 5 to 11 years old, according to the Fairfax County Health Department.
In other incidents, 98 students at a vaccine clinic in Montgomery County, Maryland, were incorrectly given a diluted dose, the local health department reported this week. And in California, 14 children were given the wrong amount of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.
The incidents have happened in the weeks since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 in the United States.
In several of the reported cases, children received a smaller dose of the vaccine than what is recommended.
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