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Insulin mistakenly given at flu clinic

WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Insulin kept in a Wellesley, Mass., elementary school mistakenly was given to six staff members during a H1N1 flu clinic, authorities said.

The insulin, rather than the flu vaccine, was administered Friday, said letters to parents from Wellesley Superintendent of Schools Bella Wong and Schofield School Principal David Wilkins.

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Several Schofield faculty members felt ill after receiving the insulin, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Tuesday. No other details on the faculty members' condition were immediately available.

The school employee who administered the insulin was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, Wong and Wilkins said in separate letters to parents.

The insulin had been given to the school by parents of diabetic children and was being kept on hand for emergencies, WCVB-TV reported.

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