SINGAPORE: Two adults were each given a full vial of the undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Hougang, with one needing hospitalisation after experiencing headache and increased heart rate, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Tuesday (Sep 20).
Responding to CNA’s queries, the ministry said that it was alerted to the incident on Monday, which took place at a clinic under the ProHealth Medical Group on Sep 15.
“One was hospitalised after experiencing headache and increased heart rate and has since been discharged. The other patient did not report any adverse reaction,” said MOH.
MOH said that it takes a serious view of this incident and is carrying out a thorough investigation.
“The clinic and doctor who administered the vaccine have been suspended from the National Vaccination Programme until further notice,” the ministry added.
Speaking to Channel 8 news, Mr Lim Tau Chiew, 57, said he had experienced headache and increased heart rate.
“I felt the side of my body cramping up, even to the point I felt my pulse quickening and my heart beat was increasing,” said Mr Lim.
“I called my daughter for help and we waited for the ambulance to send me to the hospital.”
CNA has contacted the clinic for more information.