- A mother says that two of her children, aged eight and 11, fell ill after receiving a dose of the Kovid vaccine, which is twice the approved dose for children aged five to 11.
- Dennis Iserloth of California said one of his children had “fell down twice” and both had to drop out of school because of their illness.
- Sutter Health, the clinic that vaccinated her children, gave 14 children a large dose
- One expert says this error is nothing to fear for a long time, as similar sized doses were used in clinical trials
Two children have fallen ill after a California vaccine clinic administered multiple doses of COVID-19 to children, more than authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
At Sutter Health, Antioch — about 30 miles east of Oakland — 14 children aged five to 11 accidentally received a vaccine dose of double the approved size, reported Kabi in Los Angeles.
Their mother says at least two of them have fallen ill while dealing with the side effects of the vaccine.
Children between the ages of five and 11 should get a 10 microgram dose of the vaccine, which is one-third the size of the 30 microgram dose for people 12 years of age and older.
One expert says babies will be fine for a long time, even if they are experiencing more serious side effects right now.
Dennis Iserloth (pictured) reports that two of his children, aged eight and 11, fell ill after receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is twice the approved size for their age group.
Sutter Health in Antioch, California (pictured) reportedly gave 14 children aged five to 11 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that were too large
“They completely failed my kids and the other 12 kids,” Denise Iserloth, a mother of two who fell ill, told the news station.
Both the eight and 11-year-old from Isloth received doses that were twice the recommended size of 10 micrograms.
She said one of her children collapsed twice because of vaccine side effects, and both had to stay home from school on Monday because of their illnesses.
Ten hours after her kids dodged, she said she received information from the clinic that they had given them the wrong dose.
Sean Iserloth, a father of two, told KABC: ‘We would have assumed there was more room to prevent this from happening, but obviously this was not the case.
Denise said she doesn’t know what the long-term side effects might be on her children.
“Later this week, 14 patients at our Antioch Pediatric Vaccine Clinic received the wrong dose of vaccines,” Sutter Health said in a statement.
‘As soon as we learned of this, we contacted the parents and advised them to seek CDC guidance in this situation.
‘The safety of our patients is our top priority, and we reviewed our procedures promptly to ensure this does not happen again.’
Fortunately for the Iserloth family, the chances of children suffering serious long-term side effects are slim.
“Headache, muscle aches, in some cases fever, chills, but they should go away in a day or two,” Dr. Peter Chin-hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, told KABC.
‘So I would say hold on tight, don’t worry too much and that’s all expected.’
He said 20 and 30 microgram doses were used in young children during clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine, when the company was determining which size was most effective for children, and reported no serious negative side effects. had gone.
This is not the first time such an error has occurred in young children since the Kovid vaccine became available.
Last week, a pharmacy in Loudon County, Virginia, was stripped of its rights to administer COVID-19 vaccines after more than 100 children received the incorrectly administered shots.
In Virginia, children received an adult-sized 30 microgram dose.
The shots recently became available only two weeks ago on November 3 for children between the ages of five and 11.