Las Pinas gov’t probes reported vaccine underdose

Published June 30, 2021, 8:36 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Las Pinas City government is investigating the viral video of a resident claiming that the Pfizer vaccine injected to her was underdosed.

The Las Pinas resident reportedly took video of her vaccination, and while she was being given the Pfizer vaccine, she noticed that the content of the syringe being used by the vaccinator was underdosed.

Dr. Julie Gonzales of the City Health Office admitted the vaccinator was not able to give the full dose of Pfizer vaccine to the resident based on the video.

“Ang analysis namin, kasi ‘yong plunger nasa dulo na siya eh, so most likely po, very minimal vaccine was injected, baka walang vaccine,”(Based on our anaylysis, the plunger is almost at the end of the syringe and most likely very minimal vaccine was injected or no vaccine at all), Gonzales said.

She also said the vaccinator also admitted that he failed to check first the dosage of the vaccine.

The CHO officer also said that most of the city health workers were already tired at that time because of the high number of residents who went to the site for vaccination. In that situation, she said, human error could not be avoided.

“One thing is for sure hindi po ‘yan intentional,” (One thing for sure the incident is not intentional) Gonzales said.

 
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