Investigation continues into flu shot mix-up at group home in Bartlesville

Jacqueline House in Bartlesville, Okla. (KTUL photo)

The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy is investigating after a pharmacist is accused of giving individuals at a group home insulin shots instead of flu shots.

Ten individuals had to go to the hospital, after emergency workers found several of them unresponsive at the Jacqueline House in Bartlesville Wednesday.

The facility is a home for developmentally challenged individuals.

“Our first thought is we want to make sure there is no criminal activity. We generally on anything like this we are at least going to investigate. Because we still have to do a report to get the information as best we can,” said Sgt. Jim Warring.

The Jacqueline House had no comment when we called or went by, but police say this incident was not their fault.

“It was an incident that as far as we can tell, has nothing to do with the home. They had someone come in that was to come in and provide service and service was not provided correctly,” said Sgt. Warring.

Police say they have more interviews to conduct, and they plan to have the investigation wrapped up in the next couple of days.

At least five of the residents have been released.

The hospital says the others are in fair condition, and are set to be released soon.