A report said that an 8-year-old boy in Texas accidentally received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine due to “human error.”
According to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, the boy’s father was recently registered online through the county website and was appointed, and then vaccinated the child at the Dallas County automatic vaccination facility operated by the first responders of the Prairie.
Currently, the three COVID-19 vaccines produced in the United States are only available to individuals 18 years and older or 16 years and older, depending on the manufacturer.
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Pediatrician Marcial Oquendo told the news media that the child’s father-unidentified-thought it was okay to vaccinate his son because he was able to register and obtain a QR code.
Ocuido said: “His assumption was,’I submitted his information and he was appointed.’ “When he was appointed, he was like,’We are all appointed, so let’s go. ‘”
Father only realized that he had made a mistake after talking to Okundo.
Oquendo said: “We have no data, especially data under 12 years old. If it works, is it safe, how much should be used, which child can get it, and which child can’t get it,” “It must be placed under clinical trials. In a controlled environment, in this environment, we will monitor every possible angle in order to say that it is safe and effective to use in children of this age.
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The Chief of the Prairie Fire Department Robert Fite confirmed to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth that the boy was one of about 3,800 people who were vaccinated at the scene that day .
Fett said the department plans to track down the paramedics responsible for the injection and find out more information about the accident.
“They were in the car and had a password. The caregiver did what the caregiver did for thousands of other people that day, and then went on to vaccinate without realizing that it was a child under 18. ,”He said. According to NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, this is very limited.
Fite explained that if someone receives a QR code to get a vaccine, “part of our assumption is that they know who should register and who should not.” Fite said the vaccine site is operating under the authorization of Dallas County, and he is seeking answers . Also from county officials.
He said: “We have some questions about how a child under the age of 18 can register.” “If there is a malfunctioning system, then we don’t even have to worry because you can’t register.”
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At the same time, Oquindo said that he has notified the Pediatric Society and the Dallas County Medical Association of the matter.
He said: “We are still trying to figure out what to do next.” “We are trying to figure out who needs to know what.”
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told the news media that “human error” caused the boy to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Jenkins said: “He was put on the suspended list of disqualifications. This is a human error, and the list has been moved to include people under 50 on the qualified list. They have failed to help people under 18.”
Jenkins added: “We have asked our IT department to work with third-party companies to ensure that this does not happen again and see if it can be fully automated.”
“We have trained our doctors more so they know that if they see an elderly person who does not seem to be suitable for the vaccine, they know that we will not provide the vaccine to anyone under 16 or anyone who is a Johnson & Johnson. The company or Moderna company is under the age of 18.” Jenkins said.
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Both Pfizer and Moderna have begun testing their COVID-19 vaccine in young children.
Pfizer said at the end of last month that its vaccine is 100% effective for children aged 12 to 15.