Two patients in Queensland nursing home given wrong dose of vaccine

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.

She will write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking for a national cabinet meeting to occur as soon as possible.

“I want to know what training is being provided to the people the federal government is employing to administer the vaccines in our aged care facilities to give additional confidence,” Ms Palaszczuk told state parliament on Wednesday…

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