Insulin shots were given out instead of flu vaccines at a home for people with intellectual disabilities

Business Insider | 11/8/2019 | Staff
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10 people in Oklahoma had to be rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after a pharmacist injected them with insulin — instead of flu vaccines — at a home for people with intellectual disabilities.

Too much insulin can kill a person.

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Eight residents and two staff members from the home are all recovering.

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BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said.

Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and found "multiple unresponsive people," Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles said.

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The facility had contracted with an experienced pharmacist to administer the influenza vaccine, Roles said, but all received injections of what's...
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