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