Two aged Queenslanders have been injected with 4 occasions the really helpful dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at an aged care residence.
A person, 88, is in hospital as a precaution and a girl, 94, additionally acquired the additional dosage at Holy Spirit Carseldine.
The physician has been stood down from Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout program after giving the 2 sufferers the wrong dose.
Well being Minister Greg Hunt introduced the error in a press convention on Tuesday morning.
“Mainly a physician gave an incorrect dose to 2 sufferers yesterday,” he mentioned.
Mr Hunt added he determined to deal with the difficulty upfront to indicate the federal government’s safeguards have been working successfully.
“Certainly I’ve made the choice that we must always deal with this upfront to indicate that the safeguards that have been put in place did truly work,” he mentioned.
“There was an preliminary error, there’s no getting round that, however a sequence of various actions, three safeguards instantly kicked into place.
“Firstly, the nurse on scene responded. Secondly, the corporate responded and thirdly, the well being care businesses, the cooperation between the commonwealth and Queensland responded.”