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Entire Family Given COVID Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot, 2 Children Now Suffering Heart Issues

Walgreens is having a rough time on the public relations front, as incidents keep arising where they are allegedly mixing up flu shots with coronavirus vaccines.

A family in Evansville, Indiana, said they were all given adult doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine instead of the flu shot on Oct. 4, WFIE-TV reported.

The family’s two children are 4 and 5 years old, and the Pfizer vaccine has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for their age group.

Attorney Daniel Tuley, who is representing the family, said Walgreens contacted the family after their appointment to admit the mistake, and ended up issuing them all coronavirus vaccination cards.

While accidentally receiving the shot is likely not a health risk for the parents, there is cause for concern for the children that were injected with the full adult dosage.

Tuley told WFIE that both children have seen a pediatric cardiologist, and both are exhibiting symptoms of heart problems.

In addition to possible heart issues, the 4-year-old is also reportedly having a reaction to the vaccine and is sick with a fever and cough.

On Monday, the outlet obtained a statement from Walgreens about the situation.

“Due to privacy laws, we cannot comment on specific patient events. However, in general, such instances are rare and Walgreens takes these matters very seriously. In the event of any error, our first concern is always our patients’ well-being. Our multi-step vaccination procedure includes several safety checks to minimize the chance of human error and we have reviewed this process with our pharmacy staff in order to prevent such occurrences,” the company said.

Similar stories from Walgreens have emerged in recent weeks, including one incident where a 4-year-old girl in Baltimore, Maryland, dealt with the same mix-up.

Savannah Courtad, a 19-year-old from Scottsdale, Arizona, explained in a viral Instagram post that she never consented to receive the coronavirus vaccine when she went in for her flu shot.

“Nurses can’t just go around injecting people with the wrong shot,” Courtad said.

“I never gave consent for the COVID-19 vaccine to be injected into my body. Regardless of one’s position on this vaccine I would hope that we can all agree that having something injected into your body should be your CHOICE.”

Even though these situations are rare in the grand scheme of things, Walgreens needs to get its act together to ensure its process is fool-proof.

These stories will continue to fuel distrust in their company — and for good reason.

If you are nervous about a mix-up occurring while getting your flu shot this fall, the best thing you can do is to ask to read the label first.

Personally, I already received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, so I made sure the label on my flu shot said “Influenza vaccine” before the pharmacist at my local grocery store injected it.

The pharmacist judged me for being cautious about what I was putting into my body, as he said, “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” but that attitude should not discourage you from advocating for your own health.

It is certainly a complicated and overwhelming time for healthcare workers, which means patients need to be extra cautious as well.

19 Comments
  • Sharon says:

    I don’t see how this could have happened. Our local Walgreens does not give flu shots to children under 18. So I don’t see how this family was expecting their children to get a flu shot. If some Walgreens do provide flu shots for under 18 yrs old, this is by far the most disastrous mistake they could have ever made.

    • STACY DILLON says:

      The C19 shot is not approved for kids under 12 either. I didn’t even think people gave their kids the flu shot until I read this and saw a mom doing it yesterday. The flu shots are only like 30% effective so they are trash. Not sure why anyone gets them really. Maybe the super old but even then I don’t think putting some of these vaccines and other drugs in your body is as good as you may think it is.

  • STACY DILLON says:

    WHY ARE YOU GIVING KIDS THE FREAKING 30% EFFECTIVE FLU SHOT? DAMN PEOPLE YOU ARE JUST SET ON KILLING YOUR KIDS. I was at Kaiser yesterday and saw a mom doing the same thing with really young kids. She had 3 kids under 6yrs old she was forcing the flu vaccine on and one was refusing big time and freaking out. I know moms don’t want to hurt their kids and they have good intentions but they are stupid. Very stupid! The drug companies are out of control with all their drugs they push on all of us. None are good and should be taken as a last resort. I personally have never had a flu shot and there is no way in hell I am ever getting any vaccine ever again. I don’t trust woke scientists who torture animals to make drugs that are mostly BS! My natural immune system is obviously awesome as I have not had a flu in over 40yrs! I never get sick! Actually I have wished to be sick so I could get a break and lay in bed all day but I never get sick. I have worked with the public coughing in my face while sick for 35 years and I don’t get sick. I completely trust my immune system cause it works! I watch others get sick, they sneeze on me etc, but I am good! I did get a horrible stomach flu when I was like 10yrs old and I was so sick. I really feel after that that I developed antibodies from that and they have lasted a life time. Parents these days pump so much drugs into their kids labeled vaccines that it has damaged them forever. Autism is from vaccines, there wasn’t all this autism decades ago when we only gave kids a few vaccines. That is proof enough for me.

  • Susan says:

    Walgreens is also refusing to fill the prescriptions for the therapeutics for COVID, like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, overriding the Doctor’s decisions and undermining the Patient’s health! So do not tell me this was an accident. These Companies are reimbursed by the Government for each VEX they inject into your body!
    They need to be sued till the company goes bankrupt….Murderers!

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