KC Pharmacy, a pharmacy in Lorton, incorrectly administered COVID-19 vaccine formulated for those 12 years and older to younger children aged 5 to 11 years old between Nov. 2 and Nov. 10, according to Fairfax County Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health.
Specifically, 0.1mL (10 µg) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 formulation designed for those 12 years and older was administered to 25 younger children.
Fairfax County Health Department reports that it has reached out to the families to alert them of the mis-dosing and provide guidance. Both the Virginia Department of Health and the Fairfax County Health Department recommend that these parents review guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the manufacturer (Pfizer) related to mis-dosing of COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/clinical-guidance
Following review of the CDC guidance, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician or health care provider to discuss options to complete the COVID-19 vaccine series.
KC Pharmacy, whose staff administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, has been removed from both state and federal COVID-19 vaccination programs, Fairfax County Health Department reports. The Health Department is now in possession of all remaining COVID-19 vaccine inventory from KC Pharmacy and the matter has been referred to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy for further investigation.
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Families affected can contact the Health Department at 703-324-7404.
The Virginia Board of Pharmacy controls licensing. firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-367-4456