Infant Aged 7 Months Accidentally Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in South Korea, Reports Say

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A seven-month old infant in the South Korean city of Seongnam was mistakenly vaccinated against COVID-19 instead of receiving a flu shot, the Yonhap news agency reported Saturday, citing local authorities.
The incident happened on 29 September. A pediatrician gave the infant a vaccine dose that was intended for the mother, after which the baby was treated at a hospital for several days but showed no side effects, according to the authorities.
The parents filed a claim against the doctor to receive a compensation, the news agency said.
COVID-19 vaccination for children over five years have recently been approved by a range of countries including the Netherlands, France, Italy, Denmark, and others.
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