A 65-year-old man was inadvertently administered two doses of Covishield vaccine the same day in Alappuzha, after which the family alleged negligence on the part of the health authorities, sources said on Tuesday. The incident happened at a primary health centre at Karuvatta.
Health workers said there were two counters for vaccination at the centre and a local resident, Bhaskaran, first took a jab and went to the second counter and received another one. “He is under observation. Currently, his health condition is stable and safe,” a senior medical officer of the district told PTI.
The official said 170 doses of vaccine were administered on Monday at that centre. Bhaskaran’s family claimed that the health workers did not stop him from taking the second jab.
He took the vaccine from the first counter and when he reached the second one he was administered it again, his wife, Ponnamma said. “He thought two doses of vaccines need to be taken together. The health officials also didn’t ask.I came to know about it when he asked me to take the second dose,” she added.
Later he was admitted to the Haripad Taluk hospital where he is under observation.