April 17 Brazil launched a national influenza vaccination program this week, but a series of cases of mis-vaccination have occurred. 46 people, including a pregnant woman, including a pregnant woman, and 28 children between the ages of 1 and 5 were mistakenly vaccinated against H1N1 at a vaccination station in Itirapina, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, the GLOBO website reported.
The vaccine station’s explanation for the incident was that the glass container label containing the flu vaccine was green, the glass container label with Coronavirus vaccine was orange, and the nurse was busy making an error. In addition, five children between the ages of 7 months and 4 years old were mistakenly given Coronavirus vaccine in diadema, a city in Brazil’s Greater Sao Paulo region.
The Butantan Institute in the state of S?o Paulo, Brazil, said in a statement that Coronavirus vaccine was administered to adults over the age of 18 and that there had been no scientific conclusions about the safety and efficability of Coronavirus vaccine in pregnant women or children, and that local health authorities were advised to track adverse reactions that could cause pregnant women and children to get the vaccine wrong.
The institute also stressed that pregnant women and children who have been mistakenly given the first dose of Coronavirus vaccine should not continue to be vaccinated against the second dose and must be vaccinated against influenza after 14 days.