10 people hospitalized after receiving insulin instead of flu shot

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 11/07/2019, 12:53 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(BARTLESVILLE, Okla.) It was a chaotic scene at ARC Group Home in Bartlesville after nearly a dozen people were given insulin instead of a flu shot Wednesday night. Sgt. Jim Warring with the Bartlesville Police Department told VNN EMSA and Bartlesville firefighters are to thank for saving their lives. “They were the ones who really made this situation a better situation,” Warring said. “My hat’s off to them. They got there quickly and started administering care. It made all the difference in the world.” Warring said a pharmacist came by the living facility for special needs adults to administer flu shots, and recipients started falling ill soon afterwards. Nine people were transported to a local hospital. One was taken by private vehicle. By Thursday half of the patients had been released. The other five were set to be released soon. Two patients were staff members, the rest were residents. We’re told the incident is still under investigation to determine if any criminal charges will be filed.


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