Staff Mislook Brand & Accidentally Administered 2 Other Vaccine Brand on Their 2nd Dose
Two individuals in Davao City received other brand of vaccine on their second dose after the staff mislooked the brand.
The Department of Health (DOH) Region 11 confirmed that two individuals in Davao City received different brand of vaccine on their first and second dose. DOH Davao region has yet to give a statement regarding the incident.
DOH Davao region did not give the exact venue and vaccine brand. The authorities are currently investigating the incident. DOH-11 Director Dr. Anabelle Yumang said that the staff allegedly mislooked the brand.
“Ang rason ng staff na-mislook niya. So ang ginawa natin ngayon, kailangan sa vaccination site, magsa-submit talaga sila ng incident report. Hindi natin ito pinapayagan, pero dahil nangyari na, kaya kailangan mag-submit sila ng incident report,” Yumang said.
DOH Bicol Dr. Rita Mae Ang-Bon explained that giving different brand of vaccine on the second dose is only allowed if the recipient suffered from severe allergic recipient during the first dose.
Rita also said that DOH do not recommend the mixing, matching and boosting doses of vaccines. Recipients are also required to submit doctor’s prescription upon request to change vaccine brand.
“Ina-allow lang po as per guidelines na magbakuna ng magkaiba is for example, sa unang turok sa unang type of vaccine, nag-develop ng severe allergic reaction doon sa bakunang unang itinurok. Then ang second dose niya po ay puwedeng ibang klase ng bakuna… Ito pong tulad ng na-report sa NCR ‘yung pag-mix and match, at booster doses, hindi pa po ‘yan nire-recommend ng DOH kasi kulang pa po ‘yung ebidensiya,” Ang-Bon said.
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