Two elderly Queenslanders given COVID-19 vaccine overdoses
Two people in Brisbane have accidentally been given overdoses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman at an aged care facility — Holy Spirit Carseldine — received too much of the vaccine.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says a nurse detected the mistake.
“A nurse on the scene identified the fact that a higher than they prescribed amount of the dose was given,” he said.
“Both patients are being monitored and … are showing no signs at all of an adverse reaction.”
The doctor who administered the incorrect doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been stood down from the vaccination program.
It’s since emerged the doctor in question had not completed vaccination training.
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