“Human error” is believed to be the cause of an unfortunate incident where an 8-year-old child received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Although children under the age of 18 cannot be vaccinated, the father says he was able to make an appointment for his son at a clinic in Dallas, Texas, according to NBC News reports.
According to the chief of the Grand Prairie Fire Department, Robert Fett, about 3,800 people were vaccinated at the site on the same day as the child.
“If they’re given a QR code, we assume people understand who can and can’t check-in,” says Fite.
However, the father apparently did not understand that his son was not entitled to the vaccine, according to NBC.
According to Dr.s Doctor Marcial Okwendo, who is a pediatrician, thinks his son can be vaccinated because he got an appointment.
That was only after talking to Dr.s Oquendo that the father realized he had made a mistake.
“We do not have data, especially for children under the age of 12, to determine whether vaccination is successful, whether it is safe, how much it should be given and which child can or cannot receive a dose,” explains the doctor, who specifies that vaccination in children should be performed. In a controlled environment during clinical trials.
However, Robert Witt said he wanted to find the medic who administered the dose to the child to understand the circumstances surrounding the bug.
«[Les patients] In the car, they have a code. He did what he did for the thousands of others who attended that day and vaccinated him without realizing the child was under 18.
Mr. Fite also intends to obtain responses from Dallas County Public Health, which is in charge of operations. In particular, he asked how a child could be registered.
Currently, vaccines approved in the United States cannot be given to people 18 years of age or younger.
Nevertheless, Pfizer and Moderna have conducted clinical trials to test the effectiveness of their vaccine in young people.