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Australia Two aged care residents given COVID-19 vaccine overdose

01:37  24 february  2021
01:37  24 february  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Two elderly Australians received excessive amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine in a bungle at an Queensland aged care home yesterday.

Greg Hunt wearing a suit and tie: Health Minister Greg Hunt said the residents had suffered no adverse reactions to the excessive doses. © Nine Health Minister Greg Hunt said the residents had suffered no adverse reactions to the excessive doses.

The two patients are an 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman from the Holy Spirit Nursing Home in Carseldine in Brisbane.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says the two residents are both "doing well" and suffering "no adverse reactions" to the overdose.

"The Chief Medical Officer, who has been involved in that, is in the fortunate position of being able to indicate that all are well and there have been no adverse outcomes," he said. 

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The man is being treated in hospital.

graphical user interface, website: Two elderly patients have been given four times the recommended dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. © Lydia Lynch Two elderly patients have been given four times the recommended dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mr Hunt confirmed the doctor involved has been temporarily stood down from administering further vaccines.


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Queensland began its rollout of the vaccine on Monday with 1000 people expected to recieve the jab by the end of the week.

The government has set an ambitious target of 125,000 people to be vaccinated by early April starting with frontline medical and hotel quarantine staff and the elderly.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is also expected to provide further details on the incident this morning.

More to come.

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