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Incorrect booster dose administration: ‘It happens all the time’

Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 5:57 PM EST
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WEST VIRGINIA (WVVA) - It was recently reported that Mercer County Health Department and Bluefield State College administered incorrect doses of the Moderna booster shot.

This issue has caused concern statewide, and State Health Officer, Dr. Ayne Amjad, says that incorrect doses have been administered in different areas all over West Virginia. She says it can be blamed on human error.

“It happens all the time, in the sense that there’s human error at that level or things like that,” Amjad said during Gov. Jim Justice’s COVID-19 press briefing on Friday. “It has happened in different counties across the state, one for example was Hancock County, and then that was fixed within a few days.”

Dr. Amjad also says that errors in vaccinations in West Virginia are typically caught quickly, and that patients should be notified if they receive an incorrect dose of a vaccination.

WVVA News is going to keep looking into this issue, and how you can prevent receiving the wrong dose of a vaccine. We’ll bring the latest information to you as we receive it.

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