Aged care residents given incorrect Pfizer vaccine doses ‘show no signs of adverse reaction,’ Greg Hunt says
Health Minister Greg Hunt says two aged care residents are showing no adverse effects after they were each given a higher than the recommended dose of the Pfizer/BioTech coronavirus vaccine in Queensland.
Two patients – an 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman – were administered the incorrect dose of the vaccine at a Holy Spirit Nursing Home in Brisbane’s Carseldine on Tuesday.
Mr Hunt moved to soothe concerns over the incident on Wednesday, saying it demonstrated the importance of the safeguards which “immediately kicked into action”.
He said a nurse had intervened after identifying the issue, and the doctor who administered the doses had been stood down from the vaccination program.
“Both patients are showing no signs at all of an adverse reaction,” Mr Hunt told reporters.