Laura Parker Russo reportedly injected a teen with vaccine in her own home.
Laura Parker Russo, 54, is a biology teacher in Sea Cliff, New York. She has been arrested for injecting a 17-year-old boy with the Covid-19 vaccine in her house, according to Scary Mommy. The police are still investigating the matter to find out from where did Russo acquire the vaccine before giving it to the teenager. The identity of the teacher was determined by the Nassau County Police, and she is accused of giving the child vaccine on 31st December 2021. The child went home after the incident and communicated the events with his mother who was shocked as she did not authorize anybody to do so, per CBS News.
Teacher arrested for allegedly injecting teen with COVID-19 vaccine without his parent's approval https://t.co/kXMUb9NQcL— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) January 5, 2022
Subsequently, the mother informed the cops. The Police clarified that Russo isn't authorized to inject or acquire vaccines. She has no medical license or expertise in administrating vaccines to people. She was arrested and charged with unauthorized practice of a profession under New York State Education Law. Russo is currently out on bail and is to be presented in court on January 21. The superintendent from the district released a statement that said, "The individual in question is a district employee who has been removed from the classroom and reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation," reports NBC News.
A social media video of the student receiving the immunization has gone viral. In the video, a man's voice can be heard stating, "there you go, at home vaccine." It is unknown how Russo received the vaccination or if the teen was followed following the shot, as is typical for the COVID-19 vaccination procedure. To administer the vaccination, the patient must agree, and the administration must be aware of the patient's allergies as well as medical expertise. Dr. Audie Liametz from NYU Langone spoke to CBS News regarding the vaccination procedure, "You have to draw up the medication into a sterile syringe with a needle and expel some of the air and give the injection properly."
“There you go, at home vaccine”. Police have arrested a Long Island mother for illegally giving a 17 year old boy a shot of Covid vaccine in her home. And there’s video….Only on @NBCNewYork #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/KpG5vAQaDT— Pei-Sze Cheng (@PeiSzeCheng4NY) January 3, 2022
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