MOH: 130 People Received Incorrect Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine


MOH: 130 People Received Incorrect Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine; No Adverse Reactions Reported

Responding to questions from the Parliament, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said on Monday, Oct. 3, that 130 people have so far received an incorrect dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“As of 26 September 2022, out of approximately 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered, there had been 11 persons affected by overdosing, and 119 persons affected by underdosing of the vaccinations. Of these, seven were children aged between five [and] 11 years old who did not have any adverse reactions. The adults had either no adverse reactions or recovered uneventfully,” he was quoted as saying.

The questions raised follow an incident last month where two adults received a full vial of undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a ProHealth Medical Group clinic in Hougang. One of them was hospitalised for experiencing headache and increased heart rate, while the other didn’t report any adverse reaction.

Dr. Puthucheary assured that all COVID-19 vaccination providers under the National Vaccination Programme (NVP) are licensed and regulated by the Ministry of Health (MOH). If an error occurs, these providers are required to report to the MOH no later than three hours, inform the patient immediately, and provide immediate care while monitoring the patient’s health for the next seven days.

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