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Laura Russo is a Long Island woman who was arrested for illegally injecting a 17-year-old boy with a COVID-19 vaccine at her home without the teen’s parental consent, police said Saturday.
Nassau County Police arrested Russo after the incident happened on New Year’s eve at her home in Sea Cliff, Long Island.
She is 54 years old.
Laura Russo Arrested for Illegally Injecting COVID-19 Vaccine
Russo, who is not a doctor or authorized to administer vaccines, was busted for the New Year’s Eve incident at her Sea Cliff residence, according to Nassau County police.
The authorities were notified after the teen left Russo’s home and told his mother about the jab, according to cops.
Russo was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession and released on a desk appearance ticket.
She is due to appear in court on January 21, police said.
There have been several reported incidents across the country in which minors have been vaccinated without their parents’ consent.
In early December, a Los Angeles mother claimed that her 13-year-old son, who has asthma, received the vaccine shot without her knowledge, NBC reported.
Maribel Duarte said that her son returned home from the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South Los Angeles with a vaccination card after accepting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for pizza.
‘I should have been involved,’ Duarte told NBC Los Angeles.’ The lady that gave him the shot and signed the paper told my son, ‘Please don’t say anything. I don’t want to get in trouble.”
The card showed that the unidentified boy had two doses of his Pfizer vaccine on October 28 and November 18. It is unclear when he told his mother about what had happened after the first or second shot.
‘It hurt to know he got a shot without my permission, without knowing and without signing any papers for him to get the shot,’ Duarte added.