Nearly 100 Maryland Students Receive Wrong COVID Dose

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How could such a mistake be made? Nearly 100 Maryland elementary school students received an incorrect dose of the coronavirus vaccine at a clinic last week, health officials announced Monday.

A staffer realized their mistake and notified officials, the department said. State officials and Pfizer recommended an additional dose for students as soon as possible. Acting county Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers called it an “isolated situation,” noting that staff already received more training on children’s doses.

Last week, Virginia officials announced that a pharmacy was ordered to stop administering coronavirus vaccines after it gave 112 children between 5 and 11 vaccine formulas for older children or adults, but in smaller amounts, news outlets reported.

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