Nurse who used 1 flu syringe on 67 people suspended
The license of the nurse accused of reusing two syringes while administering flu shots to 67 employees of a West Windsor company has been suspended.
The order issued by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing considers Mary Roback's actions, if proven, an act of "gross negligence, malpractice or incompetence" that makes her a "clear and imminent danger to the public warranting a suspension of her license."
Robak must return copies of her license to the Board of Nursing, which is part of the Department of Law and Public Safety.
Officials say the incident happened Sept. 30 when TotalWellness was hired by Otsuka Pharmaceutical in West Windsor to administer flu shots to 67 workers. TotalWellness says it's working with officials to notify patients and get them resources for potential medical risks.
Health Department spokeswoman Dawn Thomas said in an an email there are "no reports of any illness at this time"
Officials say that the risk of infection is low. Syringes that hold the vaccine, not needles, were reused. Officials recommend testing for hepatitis B and C and HIV.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.