Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

    A person gets a vaccine.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underaged person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that while everyone 16 or older is eligible for inoculation, only Pfizer’s has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for those younger than 18. The Anchorage clinic had given the 16-year-old the Moderna vaccine. A city spokesperson says the incident resulted in a safety check and site review. The healthcare company that operates the clinics has added reminders about the Moderna vaccine's age restrictions to its emails and website.

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