Tue. May 17th, 2022

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – An Evansville family and their lawyer say they accidentally got full adult doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine instead of flu shots.

They say it happened on October 4 in Walgreens on St. Joseph Avenue.

The family of four includes two adults and two children aged just five and four.

The Pfizer vaccine is not approved for children who are so young. They seek approval for children aged five to 11 years, but the dosage would be one-third of the adult dose. Pfizer has not requested permission to vaccinate children four years of age or younger.

The family’s lawyer, Daniel Tuley, shared with us what he says are the vaccination cards that Walgreens has given the family.

They show that children born in 2016 and 2017 received a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

Parents' vaccine card
Parents’ vaccine card(Daniel Tuley)
Children's vaccine card
Children’s vaccine card(Daniel Tuley)

The family says they left the pharmacy and thought they had received their flu shot, but a Walgreens employee later called them and said they had made a mistake. The lawyer tells us that the cards were then issued since the coronavirus vaccine had been given.

Tuley says the children have been taken to a pediatric cardiologist, and the family was told that both are showing signs of heart problems.

The family says the younger child has been ill with fever and cough.

14 News talks to them on Monday and we want a full report.

We reached out to Walgreens both Thursday and Friday, but so far we have not received an official comment.

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