Aged care resident in hospital after Queensland vaccine bungle.
Two elderly Queenslanders received excessive amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
It is believed the 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman received four times the intended dose.
The man is in hospital and neither of the elderly people have had adverse effects yet. It’s understood the doctor contracted by the Federal Government used the entire vial of the Pfizer vaccine. @9NewsAUS https://t.co/xCxCjtOu2M— Chris O'Keefe (@cokeefe9) February 23, 2021
Neither have reported adverse side effects, though the man is in hospital. Both are residents of the Holy Spirit Nursing Home in Carseldine in Brisbane.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said during a Wednesday morning press conference it was "very important that we're up-front".
"The safeguards that were put in place immediately kicked into action and a nurse on the scene identified the fact that a higher than prescribed amount of the dose was given to two patients," he explained.
Hunt said both patients are being monitored and neither has shown any signs of an adverse reaction to the doses.
The doctor involved has been temporarily stood down from administering vaccines.
Defence Minister admitted to hospital.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has been admitted to hospital and will take medical leave, according to a statement.
"This follows advice from her cardiologist relating to a pre-existing medical condition," the statement said.