Two elderly patients given wrong dose of coronavirus vaccine


Rebecca GredleyAAP

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VideoTwo elderly Queenslanders given overdose of Pfizer vaccine

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A Queensland nurse’s quick action has prevented more aged care residents from receiving overdoses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

Two elderly residents were on Tuesday given four times the intended dose by a doctor who was contracted to administer the jabs as part of the federal government’s portion of the vaccine rollout.

He is facing investigation over whether he completed mandatory training and has been stood down from the vaccine rollout.

The 88-year-old man was admitted to hospital for observation and is currently showing no signs of adverse reaction.

The 94-year-old woman is being monitored in her aged care home.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the next 72 hours are crucial for the elderly pair…

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