Monday, November 2, 2009

Government School Incompetence: Three New York School Children Immunized for H1N1 By Mistake

School nurses mistakenly gave the swine flu vaccine to two students who didn't sign up for it - including a Brooklyn girl with epilepsy who wound up in the hospital.

"I was outraged," Naomi Troy, 26, told the Daily News after her 6-year-old daughter, Nikiyah Torres-Pierre, had a possible allergic reaction to the shot.

Officials at Public School 335 in Crown Heights called an ambulance to take Nikiyah to SUNY Downstate Medical Center when she fell ill following the arm jab.


Troy was waiting for advice from her family doctor on whether Nikiyah should get the shot since she takes medicine to control her epilepsy.

When the nurse called for a student Thursday morning, Nikiyah's teacher misunderstood and sent the wrong student, Troy said.

The error was compounded when the nurse didn't check Nikiyah's name before sticking her in the shoulder, the mother said.


A student at PS 65 in Staten Island also received the vaccine without parental permission on Wednesday, but officials gave no further details.

You will find the entire story here.

I hate to point this out (not really), but what can you expect from an operation that is run by the government? Why parents continue to pack the (supposedly) most precious things in their lives off five days a week and turn them over to the clutches of the government is beyond me.

What is more, why are government nurses immunizing children in the first place, particularly with a vaccine that many in the health care industry feel is something less than safe?

After all, who owns your children? You, or the government?

You will find more here.

(h/t: Drudge)


Anonymous said...

That is ridiculous. Someone should get fired over that.

Dave said...


I agree.

If that had been my child...


DCG said...

Complete idiots...I smell a lawsuit...

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson