A 54-year-old school teacher from Long Island, New York who has no medical qualification has been arrested for allegedly administering a COVID vaccine to a 17-year-old student.
According to BBC News, police officials say Laura Parker Russo had given the student the dose at her home in Sea Cliff with no consent from the boy’s parents either.
Ms Russo teaches biology and she was held on New Year’s Eve where she was charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, the police said.
Russo has been removed from her classroom in the Herricks Public Schools system in New Hyde Park and reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation, reports, NY Times. She was released after her arrest and is set to appear in the criminal court on January 21.
Unauthorised practice of a profession is a serious offence under the state education law and consequences of up to four years in prison can be faced.