Children given adult COVID-19 vax dose in error
Dozens of children have mistakenly been given an adult dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but few experienced adverse effects, according to the TGA.
A child’s dose of Pfizer’s Comirnaty is 10 micrograms, compared with an adult dose of 30 micrograms.
Most of the 42 vaccination errors reported in children 5-11 since the paediatric rollout began in January have related to dosing issues, the watchdog says.
The majority of these involved children aged 10 or 11 who