Two elderly residents given vaccine ‘overdose’
Two elderly Australians have been given four times the recommended dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Queensland aged care home.
A man, 88, is in hospital as a precaution and a woman, 94, also received the extra dosage at Holy Spirit Carseldine.
The doctor has been stood down from Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout program after giving the two patients the incorrect dose.
Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed the blunder in a press conference this morning.
“Basically a doctor gave an incorrect dose to two patients yesterday,” he said.
“It’s important we’re upfront.”
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