Laura Russo, 54, was arrested on New Year’s Eve in Sea Cliff after police were informed that she had allegedly injected a 17-year-old boy with a vaccine, the Nassau County Police department said in a news release on Monday.
According to the department, the 17-year-old boy had visited Russo’s home, where she administered what was believed to be a Covid vaccine to him. It is unclear how she came to obtain the vaccine.
Police said that the boy’s mother called the authorities after her son told her he had gotten the jab.
“The mother had not given permission or authority to have her son injected with a Covid vaccine,” the department said.