Long Island high school teacher was arrested on New Year’s Eve after being accused of administering a Covid-19 vaccine to a teenager, despite not being authorized to do so as well as not having the consent from his parents.
Laura Russo, 54, was a biology teacher at Herricks High School in Searingtown, allegedly gave a 17-year-old boy the vaccine at her home in Sea Cliff, on Long Island.
The teeanger then went home and told his mother, who immediately contacted authorities, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
Laura Russo was arrested and charged after unlawfully administering a COVID-19 vaccine.
Russo, who is not a medically licensed professional and should not have access to coronavirus vaccines, was charged with unauthorized practice of profession.
Police said that Russo’s son had a friend over and the friend proceeded to ask for the vaccine because his mother allegedly did not want him to be vaccinated against the virus at the time.
In video footage, Russo can be seen giving the teenager a dose of Johnson & Johnson, a vaccine that has only been approved for people 18 years and older.