From the moment you welcome your child into this world, they become the most important part of your life. You do everything in your might to make sure they're protected and their needs are well taken care of.
Unfortunately, there are times when you think your child is in trusted hands, but instead they're put in harm's way and there's very little you can do about it.
Hundreds of parents in Florida are living one of their worst nightmares after they were informed that their children may not have been receiving the adequate dosage of vaccines, which means that they're not fully protected from potentially dangerous diseases.
To make matters even worse, the Florida Department of Health revealed that it is very likely that some of the syringes used to administer these vaccinations were not sterilized. This could lead to some serious infections and severe adverse reactions, so officials are asking parents to monitor the site on which their children were vaccinated.
Dr. Ishrat Sohail, the pediatrician allegedly responsible for giving these partial doses of vaccines to more than 500 children, has since been arrested and her medical license has been revoked. She was held at Seminole County Jail but posted bail the same day, according to WFLA.
The Florida Department of Health launched an investigation into Dr. Sohail's practices in January after officials discovered used single-dose vaccines in the refrigerator of the office where she worked. The vials were for vaccines that are supposed to prevent Hepatitis A, HPV and whooping cough.
It was also revealed to the public that this wasn't the first time that Dr. Sohail has gotten into trouble with the department.