Loudoun County, Va. Pharmacy 'Misdosed' COVID Vax to Children Ages 5-11

Nick Kangadis | November 11, 2021

Update (2:24 p.m., 11/11/2021): There was conflicting reporting from FOX 5 DC on this story. The graphic in their televised newscast reported that "CHILDREN 12+ RECEIVED LOWER DOSE," and their article stated that children aged 5-11 received the 12+ version of the COVID-19 vaccine, but neglected to include further details.

According to an explanation given to WUSA 9 in Washington D.C., Director of the Loudoun County Health Department David Goodfriend said the following on the situation, clearing up the confusion.

For those 12 years and older, the dosage of the adult formulation is 30 micrograms (0.3 ml). Our understanding is that Ted Pharmacy attempted to give the correct 10 microgram dosage to those under 12 by administering 0.1 ml of the adult formulation. Due to the very small volume used, and concerns raised by some parents as to whether 0.1 ml was actually administered, it is possible some children were underdosed.

With this update, the story below is now completely in context. 

Original Story: All people make mistakes. It’s a part of life. But when we’re constantly told to “trust” and “follow the science,” it makes it really difficult to do so when “the science” displays an inordinate amount of incompetence.

It seems Loudoun County is incompetent at more than just running a school system.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) “confirmed,” according to Fox 5 DC, that on Nov. 3rd and 4th “112 children aged 5-11 years old” were given the wrong COVID-19 vaccine at Ted Pharmacy in Aldie, instead receiving the over 12 years of age dose rather than the lower dose for young children.

Fox 5 DC reported:

On November 5, state and federal authorities ordered the pharmacy to discontinue administering the vaccine, and VDH subsequently collected all COVID-19 vaccines at the pharmacy.

Officials instructed the pharmacy to notify parents about next steps, including the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding whether patients should restart the vaccine series or receive a correct second dose.

Cities and counties all over Virginia began administering vaccines for children ages 5-11 in the last couple of weeks.