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Excessive dosing of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine a ‘well-known risk’, as Australia ramps up its vaccine rollout – ABC News

The potential for injecting an excessive dose from the multi-dose vials is well-documented and authorities knew it could happen as Australia ramped up its vaccine…



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The potential for giving the wrong dosage of the Pfizer vaccine is a well-known risk authorities should have been prepared for, a vaccination expert says.
Key points:

  • Nearly all vaccines used before now in Australia have come in single-dose vials
  • One expert said the risk had to be weighed against the urgent need to get jabs into people’s arms
  • Similar excessive dosing errors have happened in Israel and Germany

Two elderly residents of a Queensland aged care home were given a higher than recommended…

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