Woman, 94, and man, 88, are given ‘FOUR times the recommended dose’ of Covid vaccine in jab bungle in Queensland – leaving one in hospital
Two elderly people have been given an ‘excessive amount’ of the Covid vaccine in a jab bungle in Queensland.
An 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman were reportedly given four times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday – the second day of Australia’s Covid vaccination rollout.
The pair, who are understood to be residents at the Holy Spirit Nursing Home Carseldine in Brisbane, have not yet suffered any adverse effects from the dosage, Nine News reported.
Two elderly people have been given an ‘excessive amount’ of the Covid vaccine in a jab bungle in Queensland. Pictured: Medical workers prepare the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the Hyatt quarantine hotel in Perth on Monday
The man has been hospitalised.
The doctor who administered the jab is contracted by the Federal Government.
He has since been temporarily stopped from giving out the vaccine on Wednesday.
Minister for Health Greg Hunt addressed the vaccine rollout and bungle in Queensland on Wednesday morning.
‘There has been one case, following all the safeguards we put in place, of what has been defined as an adverse administration,’ he said.
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