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Woman, 70, accidentally given 5 vaccine doses

A 70-year-old woman has accidentally received five doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to Channel 12. A man in his forties also received a double dose in error, the report says. Both were clients of the Clalit health provider.

According to the network, three cases of vaccine overdosing have been recorded by the Maccabi provider, while the Leumit and Meuhedet HMOs say there have been no such mistakes during their respective vaccine drives.

None of the Israelis who received extra vaccine doses in error have shown any medical reactions to the mistake.

An Israeli man receives a COVID-19 vaccine, at a vaccination center operated by the Tel Aviv Municipality with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, January 19, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
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