• Ted Pharmacy, in Loudon County, Virginia, has reportedly given more than 100 children aged five to 11 Covid vaccine doses meant for people aged 12 and older
  • The pharmacy has had to give back all of its doses of the vaccine and is no longer allowed to administer the shot 
  • Younger children are meant to receive a ten microgram dose of the vaccine, rather than a 30 microgram dose
  • Pfizer brands its vaccine made for children differently than the one made for adults, using orange instead of purple to help physicians distinguish them 
  • The White House reports that nearly one million children aged five to 11 have received the Covid vaccine in its first week since authorization

By Mansur Shaheen U.S. Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.Com

Published: 05:12 AEDT, 12 November 2021 | Updated: 05:27 AEDT, 12 November 2021

A Virginia pharmacy will no longer be allowed to administer COVID-19 vaccines after mistakenly giving more than 100 children the wrong dose of the shot.

Ted Pharmacy, in Loudon County – around 30 miles northwest of Washington D.C. = reportedly gave 112 children aged five to 11 doses of the vaccine meant for teens and adults.  

Younger children are meant to receive one-third the dosage and the vaccine comes packaged with an orange vial cap instead of a purple cap to help physicians distinguish between the two.

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