‘No specific treatment’ for COVID-19 vaccine overdose
There is “no specific treatment” for an overdose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, according to the product guidelines.
“In the event of an overdose, the individual should be monitored and provided with symptomatic treatment as appropriate,” it states.
Similarly, the Pfizer vaccine guidelines state that “in the event of overdose, monitoring of vital functions and possible symptomatic treatment is recommended”.
Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on Monday that two Brisbane nursing home residents had accidentally been given four times the recommended dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
The doctor involved has been stood down from the vaccine rollout and the two patients, an 88-year-old man and a 94-year-old woman, were rushed to hospital.
Mr Hunt said the two residents from St…