Two children in the U.S. were accidentally given the COVID-19 vaccine instead of flu shots and are now both suffering from heart issues, according to the a pediatric cardiologist.
An Evansville family is seeking legal counsel after their attorney claims that the family, which includes two children aged four and five, was given the COVID-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot.
According to attorney Dan Tuley, the family went to Walgreens on St. Joe on Monday (Oct 4) to get flu shots but were instead given four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Tuley claims that 90 minutes later, the parents received a phone call from the pharmacy informing them that a mistake had been made.
The Pfizer vaccine is not approved for children under the age of two. They are requesting approval for children aged five to eleven, but the dosage would be one-third that of an adult. Pfizer has not requested permission to vaccinate children under the age of four.
According to the family, they left the pharmacy believing they had received their flu shots, but a Walgreens employee later called them and informed them that they had made a mistake. According to the attorney, the cards were issued after the coronavirus vaccine was administered.
Tuley claims that the children have been taken to a pediatric cardiologist and that the family has been informed that both are showing signs of heart problems.
According to the family, the younger child has been sick with a fever and a cough.
So far, Walgreens has not released a statement.