Teachers seeking flu shots instead given insulin - KCTV5

Teachers seeking flu shots instead given insulin

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A St. Louis County school district is investigating how five elementary school teachers were mistakenly dosed with insulin instead of the flu vaccine, an error that led to the hospitalization of two women.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two teachers in the Parkway School District were rushed by ambulance to the hospital in late September. Three more Shenandoah Valley Elementary School teachers received the wrong shots and also got sick.

A district spokesman says the school system has stopped providing flu shots to teachers and other employees while it investigates. A Shenandoah Valley nurse who administered the shots has since resigned.

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