Infant mistakenly given Covid-19 vaccine instead of flu shot


SEONGNAM (South Korea), Dec 18 — A seven-month-old infant has been accidentally given the COVID-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot, Yonhap news agency reported local authorities said Saturday.

A pediatrician in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, mistakenly gave the baby an adult dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was for the baby’s mother, on Sept 29, according to the municipal government.

The baby was treated at a nearby hospital for five days but showed no special signs of side effects, the authorities said.

The parents have reportedly filed a lawsuit against the pediatrician, seeking compensation for the wrong injection, it added.