Family got COVID-19 vaccines instead of flu shots, attorney said

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EVANSVILLE, Ind— An family is seeking legal help after their attorney said that the family, including a four- and five-year-old, was given the COVID-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot.

According to attorney Dan Tuley, the family went to the Walgreens on St. Joe on Monday to get flu shots but they were given four doses of a COVID-19 vaccine instead.

Tuley said the parents received a phone call from the pharmacy 90 minutes later telling them that a mistake was made.

Tuley said that the parents, who have not yet been identified, contacted the CDC and health officials.

The parents said their children are currently ill.

They also said they were told by a pediatric cardiologist that the children showed heart issues after receiving the shots.

Eyewitness News reached out to the Walgreens on St. Joe for comment. They said that they can not comment on specific patient events, but such instances are rare and they have reviewed their multi-step vaccination procedure with their pharmacy staff in order to prevent such occurrences.

Tuley said no lawsuit has been filed at this time.

(WEHT and Seth Austin contributed to this report.)

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