<Anchor> While the number of
new COVID-19 cases remained in the 500 range for the second day, the primary vaccination rate exceeded 22%. As there are so many vaccinations, sometimes incorrect vaccinations occur. In Buan, Jeollabuk-do, the Janssen vaccine was injected six times more than the dose, and all five people were hospitalized in the intensive care unit.
Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.
<Reporter> I am
a lawmaker in Buan, Jeollabuk-do.
A in his 30s received the Janssen vaccine the day before (10th) here.
On the evening of the day of the vaccination, I was admitted to the emergency room with difficulty breathing and a high fever of over 40 degrees.
That's six times the recommended dose of the vaccine.
[Mr./Janssen vaccine overdose victim: When I asked what to do if (I) went wrong, (the doctor) said, 'If you get a lot of vaccine, you'll get more antibodies and it'll be good', but it's so ridiculous.]
Janssen vaccine is 1 0.5mL per person should be administered, and one 3mL vial, which can fit up to six people, is inoculated as a whole.
Five people who suffered the same damage, including Mr. A, were admitted to the intensive care unit of a general hospital and are observing the progress, but fortunately, it is known that the situation is not critical.
[Kang Young-seok / Director of Health and Medical Services, Jeonbuk Provincial Office: It seems that there was carelessness during the process because it is a human work. It will lose its status as an inoculation medical institution.]
Earlier, in Namdong-gu, Incheon, a hospital vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine administered half of the recommended dose to the vaccinated people, claiming that it would reduce adverse reactions, and the public health center stopped the vaccination.
Based on the US CDC guidelines, the quarantine authorities believe that there are no major side effects if the dose exceeds the recommended dose, and if the dose is low, re-vaccination is decided according to the dose.
Experts advise that it is important to strictly follow the guidelines recommended by the quarantine authorities as the COVID-19 vaccine did not have sufficient research or clinical period compared to other vaccines.
[Choi Jae-wook/Professor of Preventive Medicine, Korea University: We have to do so in all three aspects to protect the patient's health, expect the effect of forming antibodies, and at the same time prevent damage that may be caused by medical practitioners' medical practices.] The Korea
Centers for Disease
Prevention We will send an official letter to the agency asking them to adhere to the recommended dosage for each vaccine.
(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Kim Jun-tae JTV, video editing: Hwang Ji-young, CG: Kim Jong-un)