Man who was given an wrong dose of COVID-19 vaccine has life-saving heart surgery delayed | ABC News

The ABC has been told the 88-year-old man, who had been scheduled for an operation days after receiving the vaccine at a northside Brisbane aged care home, will now have the surgery next week. Subscribe: Read more here:

It is understood the surgery was delayed as a precaution and the man, who is under observation at St Andrews Hospital, has shown no side effects.

A 94-year-old woman, who was also administered the incorrect dose, will return home today, Health Minister Greg Hunt said.

The medical mishap has been blamed on a doctor who did not complete the mandatory online vaccine training prior to his first engagement under the Commonwealth rollout with private contractor Healthcare Australia.

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