Health Minister Greg Hunt reported that the incorrect dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine was given to two elderly residents of an aged care home in Queensland.
More than the recommended dose of the coronavirus shot was administered to the 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman staying at St Vincent’s (Holy Spirit) Care Facilities in the northern Brisbane suburb of Carseldine.
None of them have shown any harmful effects so far, but they are still being tracked.
The physician involved was excluded from the vaccine rollout.
It will be up to his employers and the outcome of any inquiries by health authorities to determine if it is a long-term decision.
Mr. Hunt said that clinical trials showed that patients were not negatively affected by consuming more vaccines than the current prescribed dose.
We’ve taken a look at what precautions are in place to ensure you get the correct dose with the vaccine now being carried out nationally.