An Israeli pharmacist is really protected against COVID-19 – after being accidentally injected with four doses of the Pfizer shot, according to a report.
Uday Azizi, a Maccabi Healthcare Services pharmacist, said he was feeling fine after being sent to a hospital to be monitored because he mistakenly received the extra amounts, the Times of Israel reported.
The healthcare worker who administered the jab apparently did not realize that each Pfizer vial contains several doses — usually five, but sometimes even more, according to the outlet.
Azizi said he has so far only experienced mild, common side effects — local pain and some redness at the injection site.
“I have no problem with again getting four doses,” he said. “Let’s be optimistic… about the vaccine, the entire situation and the new year maybe.”
The pharmacist said he will likely still have to receive the second dose of the vaccine in three weeks — and encouraged others not to be afraid of the inoculation.