Woman mistakenly given six Pfizer doses in single vaccine

A young woman from Tuscany has mistakenly been administered an entire vile of the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine containing a total of six doses.

Woman mistakenly given six Pfizer doses in single vaccine
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A 23-year-old Italian woman has mistakenly been given a total of six doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 shield in one since vaccine.

Nurse at fault

She is now being closely monitored in a hospital in Massa, central Tuscany, as experts are unsure of the effects of an overdose of the coronavirus jab. Though a medicine-induced overdose could prove lethal, the young woman is in good condition after having received fluids and paracetamol following the injection error.

According to reports, a nurse made the mistake of injecting the woman with an entire vial of the vaccine instead of just one single dose.

No previous data on such a high overdose

As it stands, research surrounding Pfizer vaccine overdoses has been limited to only four doses and as there have been no previous cases of such a high volume of doses administered at once, the patient is being placed under close supervision. Since, the incident has been reported to the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA).

Previous cases of Pfizer vaccine overdoses have been reported in Germany, Australia and the Unites States.

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