At a crowded vaccination camp at a school in Sullia taluk in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district, a 19-year-old daily wage worker was administered two doses of Covishield vaccine in a short span of time.
For three hours at the centre, he was kept under observation and was later sent home. Health officials have been keeping a check on him at his home since Wednesday but no such adverse effect has been reported till late Thursday, said Sullia Taluk health officer Dr B Nandakumar.
K B Arun, a daily wage worker hailing from Kootelu in the taluk, had gone to the vaccination camp at Duggalakda High School in Sullia taluk on Wednesday, where the health assistant administered the first dose of vaccine to him.
According to the reports, he waited in the room for some time when he was given a second dose of the vaccine by the same staff unaware that he had already received the shot.
Dr Nandakumar said the confusion occurred as the youth did not leave the room after getting vaccinated. He was under the impression that two doses of vaccine were required for travel and also the nurse could not recognise him in the mask.