An Italian woman should have a lot of COVID-19 protection after mistakenly being administered six doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The 23-year-old was safely discharged from a hospital on Monday, according to CNN.
Daniella Gianelli, a spokesperson for Noa hospital in Tuscany, told CNN the woman had been hospitalized for 24 hours as a precaution in case she suffered any adverse reactions but was deemed to be in “good health” with no complications after the mishap.
Apparently, a nurse filled up a syringe with a full vial, instead of only one dose.
“She saw five empty syringes and realized her mistake,” Gianelli told CNN.
The identity of the woman who got the vaccines was not revealed, but the hospital did say she is an intern there in the hospital’s psychology department so it will be easy to monitor her.
The New York Daily Newsreported that experts don’t think getting extra vaccine doses will result in serious complications and that the woman will still have to return for a second shot.
Some American prison inmates reportedly received six times the recommended dose and experienced body aches, fevers and other side effects, but none had to be hospitalized.