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Brandon’s 3-year-old girl mistakenly receives COVID-19 vaccine | Coronavirus


Instead of giving us the flu shot, we were each given the adult dose of the vaccine. [Comirnaty de Pfizer-BioNTech]says little Dali’s mother, Jenna Bardarson.

However, the mother and her child are not eligible for the vaccine.

Dali and any child under 5 are not eligible for any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available.

Health Canada approved the pediatric version of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine on November 19, which is 10 micrograms instead of the 30 micrograms of the adult dose.

Ms Bardarson, meanwhile, is already doubly vaccinated and will not be able to receive her third dose until January.

She was shocked when a healthcare professional told her that a mistake had occurred.

I was worried about my daughter because we were starting to have side effects and stuff. I was feeling angry and wanted to talk to someone, relates Ms. Bardarson.

She mentions that within days of being vaccinated, she and her daughter developed a fever and headache. Her daughter even had vomiting.

More than a week after this incident, Jenna Bardarson still has not been able to get an answer on the effect the vaccines may have on her health or that of her daughter.

Ms Bardarson doesn’t want her mishap to deter others from getting the vaccine, but she encourages them to ask questions and make sure the right vaccine is being given.

She understands that healthcare workers can be tired and overworked due to the pandemic in particular, but she says that errors like this are dangerous.

In an email to CBC, the Manitoba Department of Health and Seniors admitted that a woman and a 3-year-old child were mistakenly given an adult dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty vaccine and said they investigated the ‘incident.

Such medical errors are rare, but they do happen, says the email.

The Department of Health claims that the parent was informed of the error and received information about the risks, which in this case were low.

The Ministry also indicated that the staff of the Regional Health Office of Prairie mountain had contacted Ms Bardarson to speak with her and provide her with an update on the investigation.

A follow-up took place with the person in charge of immunization and since they immediately recognized the error and reported it to a supervisor, no further corrective action was taken., explains Manitoba Health.

Jenna Bardarson is hopeful that new measures are put in place to ensure that a situation like this does not happen again.

A review of existing processes has been made in order to make adjustments that would prevent a similar error from recurring in the future.Manitoba Health said in its email.

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With information from Sheila North

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