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New York teacher faces charges after allegedly giving teen Covid-19 vaccine without parents' consent

Jan. 5, 2022
Laura Parker Russo, 54, a biology teacher at a high school in New Hyde Park, N.Y., has been charged with unauthorized practice of a profession.

A biology teacher in the Herricks (N.Y.) district has been charged with unauthorized practice of a profession after allegedly giving a 17-year-old student the Covid-19 vaccine without his parent's consent. 

Laura Parker Russo, 54, was arrested after the teen informed his mother that he had been given the vaccination, the Nassau County Police department said in a news release. 

"The mother had not given permission or authority to have her son injected with a Covid-19 vaccine and called police," according to the news release.

CBS2 New York reports that the incident took place at Parker Russo's home in Sea Cliff, N.Y. She is a biology teacher at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Parker was charged after police determined that she was not a medical professional and was authorized to administer vaccines.

Authorities had not determined how Parker Russo obtained the vaccine.

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