10 hospitalized after insulin given instead of flu shots

Oklahoma group home residents taken to hospital after being given insulin instead of flu shots

Oklahoma group home residents taken to hospital after being given insulin instead of flu shots

At least 10 people in Oklahoma have been hospitalized Wednesday night after apparently getting insulin injections instead of flu shots, CBS affiliate KOTV reports.

First responders were told there were "multiple unresponsive people" at the house, Bartlesville police Chief Tracy Roles said.

Investigators say a pharmacist of forty years was contracted to give the patients flu shots, but somehow the syringes were filled with insulin.

The eight residents and two workers members associates ended up taken to a Bartlesville clinic, and officers say that each one have presumably been produced or can be quickly.

Jim Warring, the Public Information Officer for the Bartlesville Police Department, said all of the patients sent to the Jane Phillips Medical Center from the ARC Group Home have been discharged from the hospital and are at home.

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"I've in no way noticed the place there's been some form of healthcare misadventure to this magnitude", Roles mentioned to KTUL.

"It could have been worse", she added. "Many of them are not vocal and not able to walk".

"All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can't communicate what they need", Roles said at a news conference. "I can't say enough about how good of a job the fire department and the EMS staff did containing the situation, controlling the situation, and doing what they needed to do to put the patients in the best possible position for recovery".

PEOPLE has contacted Ability Works, which runs Jacquelyn House, for comment.

Diabetics typically take insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. Rather than a dose of the flu vaccine, they were given insulin. Individuals can then suffer concentration problems, seizures, loss of consciousness or death.

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