Incorrect COVID-19 dose allegedly given to 14 East Bay children

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Many children in the East Bay were reported to have received the wrong coronavirus vaccine dose.

On Sunday night, ABC7 News Reporter JR Stone reached out to one of the families who claim that their children got sick after the vaccination.

Specifically, the affected family said they have two kids: an 8-year-old and an 11-year-old who fell ill after being given “incorrect” vaccine amounts.

The children’s mother claims that the two got double COVID-19 doses when they were inoculated.

The incident was confirmed by Sutter Health on Saturday, saying that 14 of their Antioch pediatric vaccine clinics got the wrong vaccine amounts.

The incident took place at the Sutter Urgent Care Facility on Lone Tree Way.

According to the mother interviewed by JR Stone, her children were the first ones to be vaccinated with Pfizer on the Saturday schedule.

“As soon as we learned of this, we contacted the parents and advised them of CDC guidance in this situation,” Pediatrician Jimmy Hu, who also chairs the COVID-19 vaccine task for Sutter Health, said.

“The safety of our patients is our top priority, and we immediately reviewed our processes to help make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Hu added.

Vaccine recipients who got the wrong vaccine amounts can suffer from fatigue, headache, arm soreness, or a fever, he said, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ABC7 is yet to receive the response of Sutter Health about the amount of vaccine the 14 patients got, as well as if the incident also happened at Sutter or at another vaccination site.