Over a hundred people have been vaccinated with an expired COVID vaccine in Nyköping, Sweden. The regional vaccination manager Magnus Johansson has agreed to vaccinate the people with the expired vaccine, reported Sputnik News with reference to a press release. Johansson admitted that they had “violated internal control”. According to Sputnik News report, 102 people received expired vaccines in Nyköping, Södermanland County, south of Stockholm.
Over 100 people were vaccinated with the expired vaccine
The expired doses were reportedly administered on Monday and local authorities have insisted they had stored the vaccine properly, reported Sputnik News. However, the vaccine manufacturer Pfizer has announced that the vaccine’s expiration date has passed. The people were vaccinated with expired vaccines in the Swedish city of Nyköping, Södermanland County, south of Stockholm. Those vaccinated included 88 people aged between 12 and 15 years.
According to Sputnik reports, the authorities have informed the persons who have been vaccinated with expired vaccines. Authorities have revealed that the vaccines stored after the expiry have “no known medical risks”. Magnus Johansson told SVT NEWS that the vaccines even after the expiration protect people who have been vaccinated against COVID.
Johansson added that they have contacted the Pfizer vaccine to get more information about the vaccine’s effect. Johansson mentioned that they need to know if the vaccine that has been stored for a long time has the same effect against COVID and if they need to vaccinate humans. It is worth mentioning that 899 people were vaccinated with the expired vaccine in June at a vaccination site in Times Square in the USA, according to AP.
The Swedish administration has started vaccination for children between 12 and 15 years. The Swedish Public Health Agency mentioned that even children can suffer from serious illness due to COVID and has urged everyone aged 12 and over to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Earlier this month, Sweden’s healthcare staff stopped the use of Moderna’s COVID vaccine for people aged 30 and younger, according to AP. According to the Swedish Public Health Agency, the decision was made after an increased risk of heart inflammation, a rare side effect in connection with the shot was noted.