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January 22, 2010

Boston elementary school staffers given wrong shot

By Gene Lavanchy
FOX 25

BOSTON — Wellesley school officials say several staff members at an elementary school had to be taken to the hospital after being injected with insulin rather than the swine flu vaccine they were supposed to get.

Superintendent Bella Wong says no students were ever in danger at Friday's vaccine clinic for staff at Schofield Elementary School and all the people who got the wrong shot have recovered.

Wong, in a letter to staff and parents Monday, said the insulin belonged to students with diabetes and was provided by their parents.

Full story: Nurse who administered the insulin to staff placed on paid administrative leave