SEONGNAM, South Korea, Dec. 18 (Yonhap) -- A 7-month-old infant has been accidentally given the COVID-19 vaccine instead of a flu shot, local authorities said Saturday.
A pediatrician in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, mistakenly gave the baby an adult dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was for the baby's mother, on Sept. 29, according to the municipal government.
The baby was treated at a nearby hospital for five days but showed no special signs of side effects, the authorities said.
The parents have reportedly filed a lawsuit against the pediatrician, seeking compensation for the wrong injection.
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