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42 people in West Virginia mistakenly given Regeneron antibody treatment instead of the coronavirus vaccine


The group was supposed to receive the #Moderna vaccine.

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#Over three dozen people were mistakenly given the #Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment instead of the #Moderna vaccine, the #West #Virginia #National #Guard announced on #Thursday

#Forty-two people received the antibody product, intramuscularly, at a vaccination clinic hosted by staff at the #Boone #County #Health #Department. The treatment, which was given #Food and #Drug #Administration emergency use authorization in #November, is normally given as an intravenous infusion.

“#It has been determined that this was an isolated incident,” #Julie #Miller, an administrator for the #Boone #County #Health #Department, told ABC #News.

#Medical experts with the #Joint #Interagency #Task #Force do not believe there is any risk of harm to these 42 individuals, and all individuals who received the monoclonal antibody have been contacted or are in the process of being contacted, according to the #West #Virginia #National #Guard.

#Regeneron is a drug cocktail consisting of antibodies designed to fight COVID-19. The drug was administered to #President #Donald #Trump when he became ill with the virus.

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“The moment that we were notified of what happened, we acted right away to correct it, and we immediately reviewed and strengthened our protocols to enhance our distribution process to prevent this from happening again,” #Maj. #Gen. #James #Hoyer, adjutant general of the #West #Virginia #National #Guard, said in a press release.

#However, despite the CDC’s recommendation, the #West #Virginia #National #Guard told ABC #News that “there are no concerns that this will set individuals back 90 days,” and that “all 42 individuals are being offered the vaccine today.”

#Miller said the #Boone #Health #Department will continue to work closely with the state #National #Guard and the #West #Virginia #Department of #Health and #Human #Resources to review all internal policies and procedures.

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“#While this injection is not harmful, it was substituted for the vaccine. #But this occurrence provides our leadership team an important opportunity to review and improve the safety and process of vaccination for each #West #Virginian,” #Dr. #Clay #Marsh, the state’s COVID-19 czar, said.

ABC #News’ #Sony #Salzman and #Sasha #Pezenik contributed to this report.



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