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Woman, 23, given SIX doses of Pfizer vaccine in blunder after she was injected with whole vial


A YOUNG woman has been rushed to hospital after she was accidentally given SIX doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine.

A nurse reportedly injected an entire vial into the student, 23, by mistake instead of one single dose.

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The patient, from Tuscany, Italy, is reportedly in good condition and is receiving fluids and painkillers following the infection yesterday.

Studies into overdoses of the American-made vaccine were limited to just four doses, news agency AGI reports.

The incident in Tuscany has been reported to the country's medical regulator.

Meanwhile, Italy recently hit its targets of administering half a million jabs in one single day.

Nearly, 17 million Italians have had at least one dose of a Covid vaccine while more than seven million have had two jabs.

Last month, it emerged Italian officials are probing whether mafia gangsters are redirecting jabs to their corrupt pals rather than the country's vulnerable.

As of April, health workers had received 3.1m doses while a total of 2.4m have gone to an opaque category named as "others."

Now, Italy's anti-mafia commission said it fears the high rate of jabs in this "other" group in some southern areas of the country may mean gangsters are "managing the vaccinations."

Head of the commission Nicola Morra ordered four regions - Sicily, Calabria and Campania in the south and Valle D'Aosta in the north - to hand over their jab data and explain their rollouts.

Mario Giarrusso, of the anti-mafia commission, told Politico: "People are being vaccinated who are outside of any priority category specified by the government, particularly in some regions where there is high density of mafia, and we suspect that the mafia is managing the vaccinations."

Grant Shapps says Brits will be able to use existing NHS app to access their Covid vaccine data

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