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COVID-19 vaccination mistake in Iowa

URBANDALE, IA (AP) — There was a big mistake at an Iowa mass vaccination. An Iowa hospital says it is implementing procedures to ensure it doesn’t repeat a mistake made last weekend, when more than 100 children were given the wrong dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. MercyOne said in a...
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Embrace Iowa helps grandmother replace tires to drive grandson to medical appointments

The last couple of years have been tough for Christine Maire. Her long-term partner died in May 2020, and she and her 11-year-old grandson – who she’s been raising since he was born – had to move into a smaller place.  As she was both grieving and dealing with the financial stress of moving, Maire realized the tires on her truck were going bald and she needed new ones. She and her grandson both have disabilities and travel...
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Iowa Hospital Says Some Kids Were Given Wrong Vaccine Dose

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa hospital says it is implementing procedures to ensure it doesn't repeat a mistake made last weekend, when more than 100 children were given the wrong dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. MercyOne said in a statement that the children under age 12 at a mass...
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Iowa hospital administered wrong dose of COVID-19 shots to kids

An Iowa hospital admitted to administering the wrong dose of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 100 children. MercyOne said in a statement that 20 micrograms of the Pfizer vaccine were administered Saturday to children under 12 at a mass vaccination event, The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. They were supposed...
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MercyOne: Children given double dosage of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at clinic

URBANDALE, Iowa — MercyOne confirms that children that got theirCOVID-19 vaccine shots at a mass vaccination clinic held Saturday got the wrong dose. It says 20 micrograms of the Pfizer vaccine was given to children under the age of 12 at an Urbandale clinic. That is double the correct dose, but less than an adult dose.
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Getting kids vaccinated before the holidays

URBANDALE, Iowa – Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, families took their kids to get a COVID-19 vaccine and one pharmacist is seeing more demand for the shot. Some kids like nine-year-old Jai Bhagwat got her first dose. “I thought it would hurt a lot,” she said. “It went good.” Others received their second, which comes […]
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