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West Virginia officials give 42 people antibody treatment instead of COVID-19 vaccine


#West #Virginia officials accidentally gave 42 people a COVID-19 antibody treatment instead of #Moderna’s vaccine.

The #West #Virginia #National #Guard said in a statement that it “learned of an error” on #Wednesday that resulted in the individuals receiving #Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody treatment instead of the vaccine.

The #National #Guard said that the individuals have been contacted and that the #West #Virginia #Department of #Health and #Human #Services will follow up with those individuals as an added precaution.

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The incident took place at a vaccination clinic hosted by the #Boone #County #Health #Department.

#In a separate statement posted to #Facebook on #Thursday, the department said that “it was determined that this was an isolated incident,” adding that the individuals will be offered the vaccine.

The health department and #National #Guard both said they don’t believe there’s any risk of harm to the individuals.

#It is unclear how the mix-up occurred. #Julie #Miller, an administrator for the health department, did not give additional details about the incident when reached for comment.

The #West #Virginia #Department of #Health and #Human #Services also didn’t provide additional details.

The #Food and #Drug #Administration gave an emergency-use authorization for the antibody treatment in late #November for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and for children at least 12 years old who have a high risk of progressing to severe disease.

The treatment — which is administered by IV administration — was one of several that #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpTrump to cut #Florida trip short, return to #Washington on #Thursday #Intel vice chair says government agency cyber attack ‘may have started earlier’ #Secret #Service making changes to presidential detail amid concerns current members are aligned with #Trump: report MORE received while he was staying at #Walter #Reed #National #Military #Medical #Center for COVID-19 in #October.

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The incident is not the only one that has occurred as states race to vaccinate their populations.

#Earlier this week, an employee at a #Wisconsin medical center “intentionally” removed 57 vials of #Moderna’s vaccine from a freezer, causing them to be discarded.





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https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/532246-west-virginia-officials-give-42-people-antibody-treatment-instead-of

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