Germany: Children 5-11 years old were accidentally vaccinated with an adult dose

Possible side effects in children who were mistakenly vaccinated in Germany with an adult dose

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At least 42 children aged 5 to 11 have been vaccinated in Hanover, Germany, with a dose of Covid vaccine for adults, with experts reassuring that no serious side effects are expected.

As the head of the Health Service of Hanover Marlene Graf stated last night, possible side effects are local reactions and fever.

"From a medical point of view, it was an overdose, which, however, is not expected to have any negative consequences," said Ms. Graf, adding that the parents of these children have already been informed by the regional administration by phone and e-mail. President Stephen Krach stressed, however, that such a mistake should not happen, even if it does not have serious side effects for children's health.

"It will not happen again. "But all the procedures have to be re-checked in order to find out how the error occurred." Children 5 to 11 years of age normally receive one-third of the normal dose of the vaccine.

In December, three children under the age of 12 in North Rhine-Westphalia were accidentally vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, and the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine has only been given emergency use for this age group.

More than 30.500 cases in 24 hours - 356 deaths Meanwhile, 2 cases have been added to the confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-30.561 in Germany in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 7.238.408, the Robert Koch Institute said in a statement on Tuesday. epidemiological surveillance of the country.

The deaths of 356 patients due to its complications COVID-19 have raised the death toll from a new coronavirus pandemic in the country to 112.579 to date, according to the same source.