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A German nurse injected patients with saline instead of coronavirus vaccines, sparking fury

An outcry is brewing in Germany as thousands are set to be revaccinated after a nurse admitted to injecting patients with saline solution instead of a coronavirus vaccine.

a person lying on a blue blanket: A man gets his vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the district vaccination center in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany© Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images A man gets his vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the district vaccination center in Ludwigsburg, southern Germany
Almost 9,000 people who may have received bogus shots in the spring will be offered new vaccinations, Friesland District Administrator Sven Ambrosy said at a news conference Tuesday.

The nurse, who has not been publicly identified, had initially admitted to giving six patients shots of saline solution after suspicions were raised in April. She said she did so to cover up the fact that she had dropped a vial of the Pfizer vaccine, German television channel NDR reported.

However, since antibody testing was carried out, a much wider group of people is suspected to have been affected. Police have also discovered that the woman, who worked with the Red Cross, had shared vaccine-skeptical posts on social media, NDR said.

Local authorities said they do not know how many of the 8,577 people who could have been affected were not given a real vaccine, but advise that all of them get revaccinated as a precaution.

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