ローラ・ルッソ, 54, allegedly administered the vaccine at her home in Sea Cliff
, ロングアイランド, 30 miles northwest of New York City
, to a 17-year-old boy
, Nassau County Police said in a ニュースリリース
. Police also said that the boy’s mother had not given permission for her son to be vaccinated
. ニューヨークで, the minimum age at which a person can get a Covid-19 vaccine without parental consent is
18, による Kaiser Family Foundation
, a non-profit group that researches health care and other issues
After returning home, the teen told his mother what had happened and she called the police, ニュースリリースによると. After an investigation, detectives said they found that “Russo is not a medical professional or authorized to administer vaccines,” so she was placed under arrest without incident.
Russo was issued a ticket to appear in court and released, ニュースリリースによると.
CNN has reached out to Russo for comment but has not heard back.
Russo was a science teacher at Herricks High School, according to an archived version of her bio on the school’s website. The page did not appear to be live as of Tuesday afternoon.
“The individual in question is a district employee who has been removed from the classroom and reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation,” Superintendent of Herricks Public Schools Fino Celano told CNN in a statement Tuesday. “The alleged incident is non-school related.”
It’s unclear how or where Russo obtained the Covid-19 vaccine allegedly administered to the teen.
Russo is charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, 警察によると, under New York state’s education law. She is due back in court on January 21.