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Italian woman gets six doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in error

The woman was in good condition after receiving fluids and paracetamol following the injection Sunday, AGI reported.

Published: 11th May 2021 05:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2021 05:21 PM   |  A+A-

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

ROME: A 23-year-old Italian woman was under observation in a hospital in Tuscany after receiving six doses of the Pfizer vaccine in error, news agency AGI reported Monday. 

The woman was in good condition after receiving fluids and paracetamol following the injection Sunday, AGI reported.

Instead of injecting just one dose into the arm of the student, a nurse mistakenly injected the entire vial, the equivalent of six doses.

Previous studies to test overdoses of the Pfizer vaccine were limited to four doses, AGI wrote. 

The incident has been reported to Italy's medicine regulator. 

Overdoses of the Pfizer vaccine have previously been reported in the United States, Australia, Germany and Israel.



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