Italy reports of vaccinating ‘6 doses at once’ to a woman
Published: 11:38 AM, 11 May 2021 Updated: 11:38 AM, 11 May 2021
A 23-year-old woman was mistakenly given “six doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at once” in Italy, US media CNN reported this on Monday.
Although the woman was discharged from the hospital, she is still being monitored for fear of adverse reactions to the drugs.
According to international media reports, a nurse at Noah Hospital in the central Tuscany region of Italy gave the woman a whole dose of “dew, equivalent to six doses,” instead of giving one dose of the vaccine into her arm.
A spokeswoman for the hospital, Daniela Giannelli, said an internal investigation was underway. This was probably a mere “human error, certainly not intentional”.
The nurse later diagnosed the patient’s condition after the vaccination and immediately inform the patient and the attending physician.
Noah Hospital Director of Infectious Diseases Dr. Antonella Vicente said there were no side effects from the woman who was accidentally overdosed. “She did not have a fever or any pain,” Dr. Antonella added.
Meanwhile, COVID patients have been reported to have inadvertently applied Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine overdoses in the United States, Australia, Germany and Israel.