Patient given incorrect vaccine dose has heart surgery delayed as Healthcare Australia CEO stood aside
A Queensland man who was given an incorrect dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine has had life-saving heart surgery delayed for several days, as the CEO of Healthcare Australia is stood aside in relation to the incident.
The ABC has been told the 88-year-old man, who had been scheduled for an operation days after receiving the vaccine at a northside Brisbane aged care home, will now have the surgery next week.
It is understood the surgery was delayed as a precaution and the man, who is under observation at St Andrews Hospital, has shown no side effects.
A 94-year-old woman, who was also administered the incorrect dose, will return home, Health Minister Greg…