The two babies – a two-month-old girl and a four-month-old boy – visited a medical facility at the Sorocaba municipality in Brazil's Sao Paulo state to get the pentavalent vaccine on Dec. 1. The vaccine protects children from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilis influenzae type B disease.
But the two infants experienced high fever and vomiting shortly after returning home. They refused to drink milk, and medicine given by their parents did not help. It was only after Sorocaba Health Secretary Dr. Vinicius Rodrigues got in touch with the two families that the truth emerged: Both babies received the COVID-19 vaccine by mistake instead of the five-in-one shot.
"My life turned upside down. I know everyone makes mistakes, but a mistake like that is unacceptable," the two-month-old girl's mother said.
The two babies were sent to the local Child Cancer Research and Assistance Group (GPACI) hospital on Dec. 2 for further treatment. While both babies have improved since then, they would not be able to return home for some time. The GPACI hospital's clinical director said this was the first time the facility handled a case of infants mistakenly injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Authorities in Sorocaba have also reached out to Pfizer, which told them that the infants should be monitored for the next 10 to 15 days. The two are now being tested every 48 hours – through blood sample extractions, ultrasound and ECG exams. No complications from the COVID-19 vaccine so far have been observed in the infants.
Meanwhile, health care personnel only discovered the mistake the next day as they were checking the vaccine stocks. The erring nurse said she confused the vials of the COVID-19 vaccine and pentavalent vaccines because they looked too similar. She has been suspended pending an administrative probe.
The mRNA vaccine from Pfizer also played a role in the death of a six-week-old baby – the youngest casualty by far. According to a LifeSiteNews report, the baby's mother – a 36-year-old from New Mexico – got injected with the COVID-19 vaccine on June 4 while breastfeeding her son.
On June 21, the baby became "very sick with a high fever" which caused his hospitalization for a two-week period. Hospital tests found no specific bacteria responsible for the illness, and the baby was discharged.
The appearance of further symptoms at home prompted the baby's mother to return him to the hospital on July 15. "He passed away shortly thereafter from clots in his severely inflamed arteries," the mother said.
She added: "I am curious if the [SARS-CoV-2] spike protein [in the vaccine] could have gone through the breast milk and caused an inflammatory response in my child." (Related: KILLING BABIES: Death of infant linked to Pfizer Covid vaccine that mother took while breastfeeding.)
The two incidents illustrate the dangers of the COVID-19 vaccine on infants. However, Pfizer has remained adamant in seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration to inject its COVID-19 shot on babies.
Back in September, the New York-based vaccine maker said it could begin vaccine trials to babies as young as six months. It added that it plans to apply for FDA authorization to vaccinate infants. According to Pfizer, infants would be receiving a lower dose of the COVID-19 vaccine compared to adults.
Pfizer Chief Financial Officer Frank D'Amelio said at the time that the company would file for authorization by November. He added, however, that the timeline would depend on the data from Pfizer's in-house clinical trials.
"We would expect to have data for children between the ages of six months and five years old that we would file with the FDA. I'll call it in the weeks shortly thereafter the filing of the data for the five- to 11-year-olds," D'Amelio said. (Related: Pfizer pushes ahead with plans to push coronavirus vaccines on younger children, including toddlers and infants.)
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