An elderly woman was accidentally jabbed with two doses of the Moderna vaccine today when she went for her inoculation at a center in Kandy.
After receiving the second injection, just moments apart from her first dose, she felt faintish and developed other complications.
She was vaccinated at the Ogastawatta vaccination center in Kandy where she was immediately provided preliminary treatment after which she was admitted to the Peradeniya teaching hospital.
She had told the doctors that she had been vaccinated twice at the vaccination center.
Her husband has lodged a complaint with the Peradeniya Police and the health authorities.
Central Province Director of Health Services, Nihal Weerasuriya said the incident had been reported to him and a formal investigation would be held.
This possibly may be the first incident of this kind to be reported in the world. (Shane Seneviratne)