December 29th – Russian TV reported on the 28th today that eight staff members of German nursing homes were “accidentally” injected with five times the normal dose of Pfizer vaccine, four of whom were hospitalized for treatment due to flu and COVID-19 symptoms.
The person in charge said that the situation was caused by personal mistakes, while insisting that it was safe to inject large doses of vaccines.
On the 27th, local time, eight staff members of a nursing home in the northeastern German town of Stralsund were vaccinated against the normal dose (30 micrograms) of five times the Pfizer vaccine, that is, 150 micrograms.
Seven of the eight are women and one is male, aged between 38 and 54. The “accident” occurred on the first day that Germany began to vaccinate medical staff and elderly people.
On the 28th, Stephen Coles, the administrator of the nursing home, said that after eight people were overvaccinated, four people had symptoms similar to influenza and COVID-19, and had been hospitalized to prevent the deterioration of the disease.
I deeply regret this incident.” Coles said he hoped that those affected would not have serious side effects.
According to a spokesman for BioNTech in Germany, although the prescription dose of the vaccine is only 30 micrograms, researchers have conducted “increased dose” experiments in clinical trials and found that up to 100 micrograms of doses is tolerable without “serious consequences”.
However, five times the normal dose is 150 micrograms, far more than 100 micrograms in the trial, and it is not clear whether clinical trials have tested such a high dose.