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Germany: Eight people were given a five-fold dose of the coronavirus vaccine- 4 taken to hospital after developing flu-like symptoms.

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Germany coronavirus vaccine overdose: Eight nursing home workers in Stralsund in northern Germany mistakenly received five doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Four people were admitted to the hospital for observation, reported the daily Bild.

According to the head of the Vorpommern-Rügen district authorities, Stefan Kerth, on December 28, four out of these eight people who were admitted to hospital for observation as a preventative measure showed flu-like symptoms, Germany has been preparing to begin the vaccination process as declared by the health minister but it has not been going according to plan. We wrote about it here>>>.

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The district informed in the announcement that, according to the information from the producer of the vaccine, BioNTech concern, higher doses of the preparation have already been tested in tests and no serious consequences of their administration for health have been found. There were also no reports of any lasting side effects. Local injection site reactions and flu-like symptoms are dose-dependent, generally mild to moderate, and transient.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has published a list of people currently vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany , which now stands at 41,962. Over 7,000 people have already been vaccinated in North Rhine-Westphalia – almost two-thirds of them are nursing home residents.

A spokeswoman for BioNTech confirmed that doses up to 100 micrograms were tested, after which no serious consequences were found. The usual dose of the vaccine is 30 micrograms.

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The spokeswoman indicated detailed information about her company’s products. As she recalled, the first sentence of the information leaflet reads: “This is a multi-dose vial, the contents of which must be diluted before use”.

The coronavirus vaccination campaign officially began in Germany on Sunday, but as early as Saturday, 101-year-old Edith Kwoizalla was vaccinated at a center for seniors in Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt, followed by around 40 other residents. 10 nurses were also vaccinated.

The German government is in favor of vaccinating as many people as possible – also to protect others. According to experts, 60 to 70 percent of vaccinations are required to control a pandemic. population. According to a YouGov survey, 65 percent. Germans are going to be vaccinated.

The first coronavirus infection in Germany was found on January 27, 2020. Since then, more than 1.6 million infections have been registered. According to the Berlin-based Robert Koch Institute, nearly 30,000 people died in Germany from Covid-19.

From Berlin Berenika Lemańczyk (PAP)

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