Vaccine mix-up! Maharashtra man given two doses of different COVID-19 vaccines, under observation | India News

New Delhi: In an uncommon incident, a 72-year-old man in Maharashtra was administered two doses of various COVID-19 vaccines.

Dattatraya Waghmare, who’s a resident of Khandvi village in Partur taluka of Jalna district, was given the primary jab of Covaxin on March 22 at a rural hospital. For the second dose, which he obtained on April 30 at a major well being centre in Shrishti village, he was administered Covishield.

Waghmare’s household has complained that he developed minor issues after the second dose.

Waghmare’s son Digambar stated that his father developed a rash on the physique after the second dose together with delicate fever and anxiousness, reported Occasions of India.

“We took him to the state well being centre at Partur, the place he was given some remedy. The lapse on the a part of the well being equipment got here to note only some days in the past after I noticed his two vaccination certificates,” the 29-year-old, who runs a hair-cutting salon, was quoted as saying.

“My father is illiterate and I’m additionally not a lot educated. It was the responsibility of the well being authorities current on the vaccination centre to make sure that my father obtained the identical vaccine doses,” stated Digambar.

Waghmare is reportedly a coronary heart affected person who had undergone a bypass surgical procedure a few years in the past.

His household took up the difficulty with the well being authorities on the taluka degree.

An enquiry has been ordered within the matter, knowledgeable Swapnil Lale, deputy director of well being, Aurangabad division.

“Whether or not Waghmare’s incident could be thought-about underneath the class of Opposed Occasion Following Immunization (AEFI) could be determined solely after the inquiry report is submitted,” Lale was quoted by TOI.

Waghmare’s case has change into a topic of curiosity amongst well being specialists. His situation is being monitored.

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