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He takes three doses of vaccine at a time

Published : Tuesday, 27 July, 2021 at 9:08 PM  Count : 444

He takes three doses of vaccine at a time

He takes three doses of vaccine at a time

Saudi expatriate Omar Faruque has been kept under observation as he receives three doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the same time mistakenly.

Before leaving for Saudi Arabia, he came to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the capital on Monday to get coronavirus vaccine. The expatriate took three doses of vaccine from three booths without understanding about it. 

Hospital authorities have no explanation for how a person received the three-dose vaccine. However, they say, Omar Faruque, who received the three-dose vaccine, is currently under observation. No side effects have yet been reported due to the extra vaccine.

Omar Faruque told the media that when he entered the vaccination center, someone told him to go to the right side corner. 

“When I received the vaccine dose there I asked where to go? He then directed me towards the front. I came to the front and took a vaccine there too. I again asked him where to go and he told me to go ahead. When I came forward they gave me another vaccine without asking anything,” said Omar Faruque.

He further said, “I receive vaccine three times in total. When I came out and asked the others how many times they have been vaccinated, they said they have been vaccinated once.”

In this regard, Bangabandhu Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharfuddin Ahmed told the media they will look into the matter. 

“This is a big mistake. The person who received the three-dose vaccine should be monitored. There are no rules for taking three doses of vaccine and there is also no rule to take second dose within 21 days after the first dose,” said the VC.

According to World Health Organization rules, a person must be vaccinated with two doses of vaccine to protect against coronavirus. The second dose is to be taken four weeks or eight weeks after the first dose. It is usually mentioned on the vaccination card after vaccination.


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