Doctor Accidentally Injects Woman with 6 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Doctor Accidentally Injects Woman with 6 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

- Noa Hospital's spokesperson Daniella Gianelli stated the patient was in good health

- The woman was discharged on Monday, May 10, and is under observation for any side effects

- Some of the side effects of the vaccine include headache, fever, and weakness in joints

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A doctor at Noa Hospital in Italy has accidentally injected a 23-year-old woman with six doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Doctor Accidentally Injects Woman with 6 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
A person being administered with the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Getty Images.
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According to a report by CNN, the patient was discharged on Monday, May 11, after being under close observation for any effects after the over dose.

The facility's spokesperson Daniella Gianelli confirmed the incident and stated the patient was in good health.

She disclosed the doctor administered the dosage after filling a syringe with a full bottle of the vaccine only to realise the mistake after the injection.

Gianelli noted health officials would continue to study the patient who was given priority for vaccination due to her status as an intern in the psychology department.

The Italian government had in April ordered mandatory vaccination of all frontline workers to protect them against the COVID-19 disease.

As of Monday, May 11, the European country had confirmed 4.1 million cases with over 123,000 deaths according to data provided by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Side effects of COVID-19 vaccine previously reported some of the side effects of the vaccine include:

  1. Pain in the arm.
  2. Headache.
  3. Fever.
  4. Weakness in joints, unable to walk after vaccination.
  5. Producing more saliva in the mouth.
  6. Scratching too much on the body.
  7. Dizzyness and lost consciousness.

The Kenyan Ministry of Health had earlier said money had been set aside to compensate Kenyans who would suffer permanent damage or lose their lives due to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general for the Health of Health, said COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) had set aside money for such unfortunate incidents caused by vaccines distributed through its platform.

Amoth, who was appearing before a parliamentary health committee on Tuesday, Wednesday 31, said the government was trying to put in place similar measures for private companies importing other approved vaccines.

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