Twenty people were vaccinated at the MartiniPlaza in Groningen using a different vaccine than the one for which they were invited on Saturday, reports the GIC. Those attending their appointment were jabbed with an AstraZeneca vaccine, instead of the Moderna vaccine they had expected. The GGD Groningen has now reported the error on its website, and has contacted each of the affected people.
The mistake affected people that were vaccinated on saturday morning between 09:10 and 09:35.
There were 43 people who had an appointment in this time frame and these people were all personally informed the same day. At other times and at other GGD vaccination locations, everyone received the vaccine for which they had been scheduled.
The incorrect vaccination came to light when it turned out that two ampoules of AstraZeneca had been prepared. This immediately sounded the bell and as a result no more people were vaccinated with a different vaccine than the one for which they were invited.
The GGD Groningen says that measures have now been taken to prevent such an incident in the future.
The AstraZeneca vaccine can cause side effects in very rare cases. Although the chance is small, side effects, such as blood clots in combination with a shortage of platelets, can be serious.
“If side effects arise, the vaccinated person can contact us or the GP. We recommend that you do not wait until the next day. GPs of those involved will be informed by GGD Groningen of the incorrect vaccination,” the statement said.