An overdose error. Six children, aged 5 to 11 and considered to be at risk of severe forms of Covid or living in the entourage of an immunocompromised person, received too high a dose of Pfizer vaccine on Saturday in a vaccination center in Le Mans, open since December 15
Normally, the dose given for this age group corresponds to 10 micrograms of pediatric Pfizer and is increased to 30 micrograms of Pfizer Comirnaty from 12 years of age. But these six children received “a dose of 20 µg (micrograms, editor’s note) of Pfizer Comirnaty”, indicate in a press release the prefecture of Sarthe and ARS Pays de la Loire. “Noting this anomaly, in addition to the measures taken for the doses of the following vaccines, the referring doctor of the vaccination center immediately contacted the families concerned to inform them and set up with them the necessary follow-up measures. “
Fever and body aches
According to the Regional Health Agency, the possible post-vaccination effects for these six children may be mainly fever and body aches. “None of the families has so far recalled the head doctor who had been informed of the few symptoms which had manifested themselves during the first contact (no symptoms for five children, fatigue and aches for the 6th)”, specify the prefecture and the ARS.
Jean Castex had visited this vaccinodrome on Saturday, exchanging with several people who had come to be vaccinated, mainly booster doses.