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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 11:42 PM

German Care Home Workers Accidentally Given Covid Vaccine Overdose, 5X Recommended Amt.

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'Coronavirus: German care home workers accidentally given vaccine overdose.' DW, Dec. 28, 2020. An oversight has led to eight care workers at a residential home on the north German coast receiving five times the recommended dose of the vaccine. Four were taken to hospital after developing flu-like symptoms.

Germany's COVID-19 vaccination program got off to an inauspicious start over the weekend after eight care home workers in the city of Stralsund received an overdose, authorities said Monday.

Officials said the workers in the elderly residential home, all aged between 38 and 54, received five times the recommended amount of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine on Sunday.

Seven women and one man received the overdose, four of which ended up in hospital as a precautionary measure after coming down with flu-like symptoms.

Deep regrets, individual errors: "I deeply regret the incident," Stefan Kerth, the administrator of the Vorpommern-Rügen district where the care home is located, said in a statement. "This individual case is due to individual errors. I hope that all those affected do not experience any serious side-effects."

Vorpommern-Rügen authorities stressed that BioNtech has previously stated that larger doses were administered in the first phase of the vaccine study without serious consequences.

Germany, along with a number of other European countries, began inoculating its population over the weekend. -End.

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-german-care-home-workers-accidentally-given-vaccine-overdose/a-56077717

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appalachiablue Dec 2020 OP
LovingA2andMI Dec 2020 #1
appalachiablue Dec 2020 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2020 #3
LovingA2andMI Dec 2020 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2020 #5
marybourg Dec 2020 #6
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LovingA2andMI Dec 2020 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 11:44 PM

1. Lord...

More stories like this or similar to follow. We are simply not getting out of this matrix soon and we need to accept that hard reality.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

2. The Germans of all people, what a blunder/waste.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 11:54 PM

3. Wait to see further corroboration. Sounds like BS or a sick anti-vax stunt. nt

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 12:10 AM

4. STOP

With the "Anti-Vax" labeling. This has got tiring period. This is a story with a link for further research. Don't like the article or think its bs? Skip it.

Also, it's not BS. Verification per REUTERS:

"BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been overshadowed by a mishap in the north where eight workers in an elderly care home received an overdose.

Vorpommern-Ruegen district authorities said the workers in Stralsund city received five times the recommended dose of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine on Sunday. Four went to hospital for observation after developing flu-like symptoms.

“I deeply regret the incident. This individual case is due to individual errors. I hope that all those affected do not experience any serious side-effects,” district chief Stefan Kerth said in a statement."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-vaccinatio-idUSKBN2921F1

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 12:16 AM

5. GO

How does one randomly give 5 injections to a person? Or did they use the jumbo size applicator?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 12:31 AM

6. They failed to dilute it.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 12:36 AM

7. ok, thanks. Sarcasm, retracted.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 03:02 AM

8. Uh Huh....

n/t

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