Woman arrested for giving teen Covid-19 vaccine at her home — Analysis

The 17-year-old ‘patient’ told his family about the incident, prompting a police investigation

After being accused of giving the Covid-19 vaccine as a child’s vaccination to teenagers without a valid medical license, a woman from New York was taken into custody The teen’s mother later told the police she was unaware of the injection.

Laura Parker Russo 54, of Long Island, is alleged to have given the teenage girl what investigators think was a Covid-19 vaccination at her Long Island house on Friday. Local media were told by police. It’s unclear what the teenager was doing at Russo’s home and whether they are related.

While the boy’s attitude to the procedure is unknown, it did not sit well with his mother, who wasted no time in notifying the police. Detectives were told by the mother that Russo had not been granted permission to inject their son with the substance. 

However, Russo was not authorized to carry out medical procedures. This woman wasn’t a doctor nor authorized to perform vaccinations. Russo, who was accused of practicing without the proper qualification, is scheduled to appear in court on January 21,

Vaccination with DIY jab thwarted by police

Covid-19 is available to children under 5 years of age in the United States. Currently, there is only one vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) available to those aged from 5 to 17. It’s unclear what brand the woman used to vaccinate the teen. 

It has been a hotly debated topic about the parental role in the vaccination of children in America. The rules for consenting to the vaccination vary from one state to the next. New York requires consent from parents and legal guardians for all minors. A parent may give consent by telephone or in person for 16- and 17-year olds. However, children younger than 15 must also be accompanied to the vaccination site by an adult caregiver.

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