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10 hospitalized after being administered the wrong medication in Bartlesville

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Police say patients at the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville were getting the flu shot when they were given insulin shots instead. (KTUL){ }

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (KTUL) -- The Bartlesville Police Department said 10 people have been hospitalized after they were administered the wrong medication.

"EMS and fire crews arrived shortly after and found not one unresponsive person, but multiple unresponsive people," said Chief Tracy Roles with the Bartlesville Police Department.

Police say patients at the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville were getting the flu shot when they were given insulin shots instead.

"All these people are symptomatic, lying on the ground, needing help, but can't communicate what they need. That's why I give a lot of praise to the fire and EMS staff for doing an outstanding job of identifying the problem," said Roles.

Nine people were transported by ambulances to a hospital and police say the other patient left the center after they received the shot and was taken to a hospital by someone.

"I've never seen where there's been some sort of medical misadventure to this magnitude. It could have been worse. Not to downplay where we are, but thinking of where we could be, it certainly could have been very tragic," said Roles.

The cause of what caused the wrong medication to administered is still under investigation but police said it was an accident.


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