19 Dec. 2021 9:36 pm
In a vaccination center in Olpe (North Rhine-Westphalia), several children were given the wrong corona vaccine. Instead of BioNTech’s, they received the one from Moderna, for which the European Medicines Agency has not yet given approval for children over five years of age. The children’s parents filed a complaint.
In the vaccination center of the Olpe district in North Rhine-Westphalia, several children received the vaccine from on Sunday Modern get injected, although so far only the means of BioNTech is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). “The parents of the children concerned were informed immediately about the incident,” said the district of Olpe. In a conversation with the medical management of the vaccination center, they were told that for the vaccine from Modern approval for children has been applied for at the EMA.
The children who received Moderna had no abnormalities when they left the vaccination center. At the request of the parents, the incident was reported to the police. It was noticed by the vaccinating medical assistant himself, it was said. How many children are involved was not disclosed.
The vaccination center took the failure of the specialist staff as an opportunity to re-examine all procedures and child vaccinations. There was loud dpa known:
“If further cases are found, the parents will be informed.”
The district of Olpe wrote in a statement:
“In order to obtain independent medical expertise on the incident, the Olpe district offers the parents the opportunity to make an appointment with a pediatrician.”
The EMA had the green light to approve the corona vaccine from in November BioNTech/Pfizer given to children aged five and over. It is the first corona vaccine approved in the EU for children under the age of twelve. The children should only receive a third of the adult dose of the vaccine and two doses three weeks apart.
the Modern– Spikevax vaccine is currently approved in the EU for people aged twelve and over. However, the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) recommends that people under the age of 30 only be vaccinated with BioNTech.
more on the subject – Stiko recommends the COVID-19 vaccine from Biontech for five to eleven year olds with previous illnesses
(rt / dpa)