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Young children accidentally given COVID vaccine instead of flu shot

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (KYMA, KECY) - A family in Indiana claims they were accidentally given the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine when they thought they were getting flu shots.

It happened at an Evansville Walgreens pharmacy on October 4.

The parents say a Walgreens employee called them admitting the mistake.

The children, four and five years old who are too young for any COVID-19 vaccine, were given full adult doses.

The parents say both children were showing signs of heart issues, and the younger child has been sick with a fever and a cough.

The family has hired an attorney.

So far, no comment from Walgreens.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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