To make matters worse, one of the children given the vaccine suffered adverse reaction following the vaccination.
The city released a statement acknowledging the shots were given in error:
“The City of Garland Health Department (GHD) is reporting that two children under the age of 12 were administered doses of the Pfizer vaccine in error this weekend. GHD officials are in communication with the parents of the children involved, who are monitoring the children for side effects. GHD also has reported the incident to state health officials and are further investigating the circumstances leading up to the error. The safety and privacy of our patients is always our top priority. Due to patient privacy, we cannot share additional information at this time.”
Meanwhile, the family wants to know how the error occurred and who’s responsible.
“We found out after the fact that the vials for the children’s vaccine should have been different, the needles should have been different…it should have been labeled specifically for kids so…where did that decision come from? Who was it that told them they could go ahead and offer it?” Gonzalez told the local media station, adding that he’s frustrated over the situation.
“We’re just on edge completely until we see this through.”
In an update Wednesday, CBS DFW reported that “The mother of the 7-year-old mistakenly given an adult COVID vaccine dose, says her son is doing ‘okay’ after getting the shot.”