A newly released video shows a New York woman illegally injecting a teenager with a Covid-19 vaccine at her home, despite not having his parents’ consent or medical authorization to do so.

NBC New York obtained footage of Laura Parker Russo, a science teacher at Herricks Public Schools in New Hyde Park, giving the vaccine to a 17-year-old boy at her Sea Cliff, Long Island, home on Friday. Russo appeared to give the boy the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, though it’s unclear how she obtained it.

“There you go, at-home vaccine,” a voice says in the video.

Police said the teen went home afterwards and told his mother what happened. She immediately called police, who investigated and discovered Russo is not a medical professional or authorized to administer vaccines.

Russo, 54, was arrested and charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, police said Saturday. She was issued a desk appearance ticket for Jan. 21.

The boy has not been identified, but NBC reports he is a friend of Russo’s son who came over to their house on New Year’s Eve and asked for the vaccine because his mother didn’t want him to be inoculated against the coronavirus.

Investigators are still working to determine how Russo obtained the vaccine, despite she and her husband not being medical professionals. According to the Daily Mail, she is married to realtor John Russo; they have six children.

“Besides being illegal, it’s just not a smart thing to do. An authorized, licensed professional should be providing vaccines to know how to give them properly to make sure if there’s a complication that can be dealt with immediately and very efficiently,” said Mount Sinai South Nassau Dr. Aaron Glatt.

Herricks Public Schools superintendent Fino Celano said in a statement that Russo has been removed from the classroom and reassigned pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

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