- Noa Hospital's spokesperson Daniella Gianelli stated a patient who had accidentally been administered six does of Covid-19 vaccine is in good health
- The woman was discharged on Monday, May 11 and is under observation for any side effects
- Some of the side effects of the vaccine include headaches, fever and weakness in joints
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.
According to a report by CNN, the patient was discharged on Monday, May 11 after being under close observation for any effects after the overdose. 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
Briefly News previously reported some of the side effects of the vaccine include:
- Pain in the arm.
- Weakness in joints, unable to walk after vaccination.
- Producing more saliva in the mouth.
- Scratching too much on the body.
- Dizziness and loss of consciousness.
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In other Covid-19 news, Briefly News reported that experts call for stricter Covid-19 lockdown rules as the third wave looms. Experts are calling for stricter lockdown restrictions in Mzansi to avoid a vicious impact of the third wave especially since there have been reports of new variants found in the country.
Convenor of the Progressive Health Forum, Dr Asmal Dasoo, and Alex van den Heever, chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at Wits, both agreed that the rules around large gatherings should be changed.
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Source: Briefly News