A Queensland physician has been stood down after giving an incorrect dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 2 aged sufferers.
Well being Minister Greg Hunt has revealed an 88-year-old man and 94-year-old girl got an overdose at Holy Spirit aged care dwelling at Carseldine, Queensland, on Tuesday.
Mr Hunt mentioned each sufferers had been being monitored however had not proven indicators of an opposed response.
The contractor has now stood down the physician who administered the dose, after a nurse realised the error.
Mr Hunt recommended her “energy of character and application” saying safeguards that they had put in place had labored.
“There was an preliminary error, there’s no getting round that however … three safeguards instantly kicked into place,” Mr Hunt mentioned.
“Firstly, the nurse on scene responded. Secondly, the corporate responded, and thirdly, the well being care businesses, the co-operation between the Commonwealth and Queensland responded.”
Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly mentioned medical practitioners acquired the identical vaccination coaching.
“There could also be a necessity for us to switch that going ahead however we have a look at the identical coaching for nurses, Aboriginal well being employees in addition to docs, anybody who’s concerned with this vaccine rollout,” Prof Kelly mentioned.
“We’re assured they’re good and complete.”