Panne in bayerischem Impfzentrum: 1.800 abgelaufene BioNTech-Dosen verabreicht

11 Jan. 2022 15:07

At a vaccination center in Upper Bavaria, around 1,800 people were injected with expired doses of the BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty at the beginning of the year. The error was caused by incorrect labeling. This event was not an isolated incident at the turn of the year.

According to the tz-Munich At the beginning of this year, in the period from January 4th to 6th, around 1,800 vaccine doses from the manufacturer BioNTech were inoculated to citizens who had visited three potential contact points in the Ebersberg community: the Ebersberg vaccination center, the Poing branch or one of the regional mobile emergency teams.

According to information from the operator Tresec, these are vaccine units that have exceeded the expiry date by four to six days and have already expired on December 31, 2021. The existence of expired vaccine doses in the inventory of the vaccination center was determined during a routine internal quality control and immediately reported to the Ebersberg district office. According to the dpa spoke to those responsible of “human error” and fired two employees. Accordingly, they did not correctly execute a service instruction with which the expiry date is calculated after removal from the freezer, so the dpa.

The citizens concerned would be individually written to and informed, according to the tz-Munich. There was also a hotline under the number 08092-2639912 furnished. The provider Tresec excludes health damage or subsequent effects according to the German press agency out. A reduced effectiveness of the vaccine, with otherwise proper storage and handling, is not to be expected, and in similar cases has not occurred elsewhere.

This last note refers to a similar event in the city of Cologne, which occurred at the turn of the year 2021/22. In the cathedral city of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to media reports, citizens were given up to 2,000 doses of an expired corona vaccine. This breakdown was also found during a routine check, but only in the case of mobile vaccination offers made in Cologne by various service providers on behalf of the city. According to an article in the, the head of the Cologne health department, Johannes Nießen, values ​​the subject of a “health hazard” time about this incident as follows:

“We rule out any harmful effects on health from the vaccine administered. As far as effectiveness is concerned, experience from comparable cases allows the conclusion that vaccination protection still exists.”

In Cologne it was the preparation of the manufacturer Moderna.

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As early as 2021, 840 expired doses of the moderna corona vaccine were administered in the cities of Sindelfingen, Reutlingen and Esslingen due to a wrong label. According to the responsible coordinators, longer expiry times were incorrectly noted on the parcels. “That is why the vaccine was still partially injected. The date later turned out to be wrong,” explained the statements at the time. Also in September 2021, expired BioNTech vaccine doses were injected into 74 citizens in the North Rhine-Westphalian municipality of Steinfurt.

As a personal security, those affected from the Ebersberg community can now determine their antibodies free of charge at the vaccination center and, if necessary, have themselves vaccinated again. There is a heading for January 4, 2022 in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the recently affected citizens probably see and feel a little more differentiated due to the events: “First assessment: The vaccination center has made countless people very, very happy.” The article refers to the one-year anniversary of the establishment of a vaccination center in the municipality of Ebersberg.

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