Typo blamed for alarming report on COVID-19 vax reaction

The TGA says an adverse event that claimed a six-year-old had experienced heavy menstrual bleeding post-vaccination was an error

A data entry error is to blame for an incorrect adverse reaction report that stated a girl had experienced heavy menstrual bleeding following COVID-19 vaccination, the TGA says.

Alarm bells were raised in October when an adverse event notification suggested a six-year-old had received the Pfizer vaccine, even though it had not yet been approved for use in children this young.

In addition to menorrhagia, the young girl was reported to have experienced back and chest