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Flu injection fires insulin: 10 people hospitalized in Oklahoma after apparently injected with insulin instead of flu shot



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At least 10 people in Oklahoma were hospitalized Wednesday night after apparently receiving insulin injections instead of flu shots, according to the accompanying CBS KOTV. Health workers administered what they thought were flu shots at Quaklin House, a facility for people with disabilities, according to Bartlesville Police and Fire Department.

Instead, they were injected with what authorities believe to be insulin, Bartlesville Police Chief Tracey Rolls confirmed to KOTV. Shortly after 4:30 pm. the first 911 call came from an irresponsible person.

That person had extremely low blood sugar, according to the first respondents, who then noticed others who showed similar symptoms.

Eight residents and two staff members were taken to the hospital by ambulance. The role praised the fire department and the EMS, which contained the situation.

The gunshots were managed by a pharmacist who has been practicing for 40 years, police said.

"The person who administered what we believe to be insulin is very cooperative," Rolls said. "I was not at all avoidable or elusive. I am so hopeful that this was just a horrible accident. The greater hope is that all patients in the hospital are making a full recovery."

"How that happened is certainly something I'm interested in knowing," Rolls added.

Janeane Phillips Hospital said all patients had been treated and would be released soon.


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