Woman arrested for illegally injecting teen with COVID-19 vaccine

According to authorities, a Long Island lady was detained on Saturday for illegally injecting a 17-year-old boy with the COVID-19 vaccine at her house without the teen’s parental authorization.

According to Nassau County police, Laura Russo, 54, who is not a doctor or licensed to administer vaccines, was arrested for the New Year’s Eve event at her Sea Cliff home.

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According to detectives, the authorities were alerted after the boy left Russo’s home and told his mother about the jab.

Russo was charged with unlicensed professional practice and given a desk appearance ticket.

She is scheduled to appear in court on January 21, according to police.

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