A Long Island high school biology teacher has been arrested after administering a Covid vaccine to a 17-year-old student. The boy, a friend of the teacher’s son, received a shot of Johnson & Johnson in her living room.
But the teacher, 54-year-old Laura Russo, who is not medically qualified to give the vaccines, according to the Washington Post, injected the teen without his parents’ consent.
When he got home, he told his mother who called the police.
From the Washington Post:
Federal health authorities say that proper vaccination by a trained medical professional is essential for safe and effective vaccination — with any vaccine. This is especially true of coronavirus vaccines because messenger RNA technology requires specialized training, said Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease expert at the University of California, San Francisco. …
It is not clear whether the teen was monitored after receiving the vaccine and where the teacher got the vaccine. Gandhi said that an individual could not order the vaccine from the manufacturer; It must be ordered by a medical professional or health care facility. …
Police said Rousseau, who was released from custody, is due to appear in court on January 21. The charge against her, practicing an unauthorized profession, is a felony that can carry up to four years in prison if convicted.