Three Kids Got Vaccines Against Parents' Wishes

11/19/09 6:06AM

Vermont Health Department officials say three students got doses of swine flu vaccine at school-based clinics against the wishes of their parents.

Health Commissioner Dr. Wendy Davis calls the errors extremely unfortunate and says officials have been in touch with the parents involved to try to allay their concerns about the H1N1 flu vaccine. Health officials say they can't identify the schools where the errors occurred, but say three different schools were involved.

Davis says the errors come against the backdrop of thousands of doses of the vaccine being delivered without incident around the state.

Meanwhile, Davis and state epidemiologist Patsy Kelso say the flu pandemic continues, with one additional death, bringing the total to two.

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