Woman, 95, ‘totally incapacitated’ after receiving 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a day apart


A 95-year-old woman in Toronto has been stuck in a hospital for more than two weeks after accidentally receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on back-to-back days. Brenda Whalen received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at her Toronto retirement home in early March, but just a day later received another dose at North York General Hospital while she was visiting for treatment of an unrelated leg injury. “(The hospital) said they tried calling the pharmacist at the home, but the shots are administrated not by the home, but through a hospital,” Cynthia Whalen, Brenda’s daughter, told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview. “They said that they checked there, but they couldn’t get through that. Nobody answered. or whatever was their reasoning for why they didn’t find out she had the second shot and then they gave her the third.”

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