Berlin, December 28 An accident occurred on the first day of Germany’s launch of large-scale vaccination of the novel coronavirus vaccine.
A nursing home in Stralsund, northern Germany, was exposed on the 28th that the day before the eight employees were vaccinated incorrectly with a dose equivalent to five times the normal value.
Four of the employees who were wrongly vaccinated are currently hospitalized for observation.
On the 27th, Germany officially launched vaccination nationwide. The first batch of vaccines were mRNA vaccine jointly developed by BioNTech in Germany and Pfizer in the United States.
On the 28th, the government of the former Bomori-Lügen County of the former state of May, Germany, issued a statement confirming the incident.
The statement said that the eight nursing home employees who were injected with the wrong dose of vaccine were seven women and one man.
Four of the affected employees have been hospitalized for preventive observation and are currently exhibiting flu-like symptoms, the county’s county’s governor, Kert said.
I deeply regret this incident. This is a case caused by the mistakes made by individual staff members. I hope all those affected by this matter will not suffer serious side effects.
In a statement, the county quoted BioNTech, which developed the vaccine, as saying that the vaccine had been tested on subjects in increased dose during the first phase of the trial, and the results did not cause serious symptoms or other effects.
The company stressed that the reactions after vaccination are generally limited to mild to moderate, and only temporary.
Also on the 27th, about 1,000 doses of vaccines could not be used due to cold chain problems in the distribution of vaccines in several counties and cities in the Upper Franken region of Bavaria, Germany.
According to the first vaccination data released by the Robert Koch Institute of German Federal Disease Control and Control on the same day, as of 16:15 local time on the 28th, Germany has vaccinated 21,566 people against the novel coronavirus, of whom 11,646 are nursing home residents, and the rest are front-line medical staff and elderly people.
According to German Time Online data, as of 19:00 that night, a total of 1667,500 people had been diagnosed, 1,255,615 cured and 30,848 deaths were in Germany.