Saturday, April 24, 2021

Officials: 77 Inmates at Iowa Prison Given Overdoses of COVID-19 Vaccine


(FORT MADISON, Iowa) — Dozens of inmates at an Iowa prison were given overdoses of a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said. 
Two medical staff members from the Iowa Department of Corrections incorrectly administered the vaccine — developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech — to 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison for men located in Fort Madison, about 90 miles southeast of Iowa City. 
The dosages given exceeded the amount recommended by the vaccine manufacturer, according to Cord Overton, spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections. Upon learning of the error, the Iowa Department of Corrections immediately contacted Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance. 
Both Pfizer and the CDC said not to expect any major side effects but that the affected inmates should be closely monitored for at least 48 hours, according to Overton. ABC News has reached out to Pfizer, BioNTech and the CDC for comment. The affected inmates have been notified of the error and are being closely monitored by medical staff. 
The Iowa Department of Corrections plans to conduct medical wellness check-ups routinely for several days. So far, the only side effects that the inmates have experienced are those commonly associated with the Pfizer vaccine, Overton said.


cjk said...

Every now and then I actually agree with people getting vaccinated

Pastorius said...

Weren't you just criticizing someone for his murderous comments just the other day?

Pastorius said...

cjk, here it is from just a few days back:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Beijing sends 25 war jets into Taiwan airspace, Taiwan open fire!


Posted by Pastorius at 2:51:00 pm
Яша said...
we need a good war to restart the world's economy and get rid of at least 1 billion people too.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:03:00 pm
cjk said...
With that type of attitude I can only hope that if an evil like that were to happen you'd be one of the first to go.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:33:00 pm

cjk said...

So you're comparing a war with a billion casualties to convicted felons getting a vaccine overdose???!!!

cjk said...

I mean 77 CONVICTED FELONS getting a non-lethal dose.
I stand 100% by my comment now do you stand by your ridiculous comparison?

Pastorius said...

This article is about people being overdosed with vaccine. That is a tragedy, and you seemed to advocate for it.

Did I misunderstand you?

cjk said...

Did I misunderstand you comparing my flippant attitude toward convicted felons getting a non lethal vaccine overdose with the death of a billion people? That's 77 convicted felons compared to 1,000,000,000 people many of them innocent children. REALLY!?
My not very caring boo-hoo attitude to a BILLION deaths???