130 people in Singapore given wrong COVID vaccine doses: Dr Puthucheary

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A man being vaccinated at a coronavirus disease vaccination centre in Singapore.

Of them, 11 were overdosed while the remaining 119 were underdosed. Seven were children aged between five and 11, who did not have any adverse reactions. The remaining adults either had no adverse reactions or recovered uneventfully, said Dr Puthucheary. All providers under the National Vaccination Programme are licensed and regulated by the Ministry of Health .

MOH will investigate the error and if there are any systemic issues are found, it will work with providers to review and improve their work processes, Dr Puthucheary said.at a clinic in Hougang under the ProHealth Medical Group. One of them was hospitalised due to a headache and increased heart rate, while the other did not report any adverse reactions.The clinic and doctor who administered the vaccine have been suspended from the national vaccination programme until further notice.

Dr Puthucheary also noted that data suggests that it is "not likely" that such incidents arise from systemic procedures in the overall vaccination process.

 

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