Nurse suspended after flu shot mishap

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WEST WINDSOR - The nurse who allegedly used two syringes on 67 people while administering the flu vaccine has been temporarily suspended.

Mary Roback gave the shots to employees at the pharmaceutical company Otsuka in West Windsor.

Roback changed needles with each patient, but used the same syringe, possibly putting them at risk of bloodborne diseases.

The employees who received the vaccine are being offered testing for hepatitis B and HIV, but Dr. Derrick DeSilva says there is a low risk of infection since there was no direct contact with the syringe.

The Health Department says Roback has voluntarily surrendered her license and is no longer practicing nursing in the state of New Jersey, for now.

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