Patient in Lithuania accidentally injected five doses of COVID-19 vaccine

At a hospital in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė a patient was accidentally injected with five doses of a vaccine against coronavirus. This was reported by with reference to the director of the medical institution, Mantas Cesna.

“It so happened that the bottle with the vaccine was not diluted and all five doses in it were injected into one person. This is a human factor. Nothing bad happened to the patient,” Chesna said.

He noted that the woman who was injected felt fine, but felt intense pain at the injection site.

After the incident the doctors consulted the Kaunas clinic and representatives of Pfizer, the vaccine of which was administered to the patient.

It is noted that four people in Marijampolė were not vaccinated because of a medical error. The investigation into the incident will be completed on January 28.

Last December, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for use in Europe, and later a vaccine from the American company Moderna.