The Virginia Department of Health just dropped a horrifying bomb when it revealed that a pharmacy in the state incorrectly administered Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 shots to 112 children last week.

Employees at a pharmacy located in Aldie, which is located about 36 miles outside of Washington, D.C., pulled the doses given to these children aged 5-11 from the vials intended for anyone 12 and older. They did this despite the fact that Pfizer makes special color-coded vials for younger children to ensure that they get the right dosage.


“The pharmacy attempted to provide a proper dose,” Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the Loudoun County Health Department, told CNBC. He added that while it appears the pharmacy did, in fact, administer about a third of the adult dose, which should be the correct amount, he also said that “a lower dose is possible if not all of the 0.1 ml was administered into muscle.”

The Loudon County Health Department sent out a letter to parents on Wednesday alerting them that Ted’s Pharmacy may have administered a lower dose than recommended. State officials have since seized all of the pharmacy’s COVID-19 vaccine doses, and told the pharmacy to stop distributing shots altogether.

The improper vaccine doses were reportedly administered from November 3 to 4, within two days of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approving Pfizer’s Covid shots for children ages 5 to 11. In the letter to parents, Goodfriend told them not to give their children a higher dose meant for older age groups for their second shot, saying they should contact their pediatricians “to determine the best course of action for each patient.”

Parents were told in the letter that they can either restart the vaccination process at least 21 days after the incorrect dose was administered or complete the second shot with the proper 10 microgram dosage as scheduled.

“VDH is also working to contact parents and ensure they understand the guidance on next steps,” the department said in a statement. “VDH has not received any other reports of pharmacies or providers administering COVID-19 vaccines formulated for 12 years and older to children 5-11 years old.”

Goodfriend also called on parents to consider the risks and benefits of both courses of action.


“We know 5-to-11-year-olds, in general are very low-risk for complications from COVID,” he said, according to WTOP. “But they may have other medical conditions, they may have family members that are high-risk. And so it really is that decision between that parent and that doctor to say, ‘Well, what is the risk? If I only give them two doses including that (potentially incorrect) one, and they don’t have that same level of protection? Versus what’s the risk of a third shot to somebody who did well with the first two doses?’”

This comes as the Joe Biden administration is desperate to vaccinate as many children as possible, ignoring the fact that we have no idea how these vaccines will impact kids down the road.

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