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A family has said their children were given COVID-19 shots instead of flu shots.

A family, including two kids aged 4 and 5, were administered adult doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Walgreens.

In a rare incident, Alexandra and Joshua Price, residents of Evansville, Indiana, went to Walgreens to get flu shots. But they were reportedly administered COVID-19 vaccines instead. The couple allegedly said that the pharmacy informed them that their 4- and 5-year-old kids were mistakenly given the adult dose. The Prices say their children now suffer from side effects of fever, hypertension, and increased heart rate. The family's attorney also shared the vaccine card, which he said was given by Walgreens.

CNN quoted Wallgreens' spokesperson Chris Lathan's statement given to them saying that the privacy laws prevented Wallgreens to comment on a specific event. The statement further read that in the event of any error, Walgreen's first concern was always their patients' well-being and that their multistep vaccination process included safety checks to ensure minimal human errors from their pharmacy staff. However, Wallgreens did not deny the incident ever happening but refrained from commenting on how the incident occurred.

As per the latest reports, the children's health is being rigorously monitored and further updates on their health are awaited.

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