Long Island Woman Arrested for Illegally Injecting Teen with COVID-19 Vaccine

Laura Parker Russo, 54 of Sea Cliff Long Island, was arrested by Nassau County police at her residence after the incident was reported by the teen’s mother on New Year’s Eve.

Russo allegedly Injected a 17-year-old boy with a COVID-19 vaccine in her home. Russo is not a doctor or medical professional authorized to administer vaccines at all did all this without parental consent to top it all off.

After the boy received the shot he went home and told his mother who contacted the police. Russo has been charged with unauthorized practice of a profession and released. She is due to appear in court on January 21st.

This isn’t the first case of a child being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent. Earlier in December Maribel Duarte, of Los Angeles claimed her 13-year-old son was vaccinated without her consent at school in exchange for pizza.

Duarte told ABC News that, “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.” 

Duarte felt violated by the actions of the school. She herself is vaccinated for COVID-19 but did not want her son vaccinated because of the increased risk of rare but potentially serious side effects because he is an, asthmatic and suffers from allergies.

California became the first state to announce its plans to mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5 and up in public schools adding it to the list of required vaccines.

Parents want to have a say in the vaccination of their children. They are the ones who are in charge of their children’s medical decisions. It is scary to read stories of children being vaccinated without parental consent and by people who aren’t medical professionals as well.