Donegal pharmacist reacts to flu jab dosage error

Pharmacists say the public need NOT be concerned about getting the flu vaccine in pharmacies after it emerged more than 12 hundred people were given the incorrect dosage.

For the first time last year, pharmacists were allowed to administer the vaccine, which had previously been distributed during flu season by GPs.

Making the vaccine available through pharmacies was broadly welcomed as a measure to increase the uptake of the vaccine.

However, an investigation was launched after a pharmacist noticed documentation on the vaccine packaging differed from the dosage recommended to pharmacists during video training.

Irish Pharmaceutical Union President is Donegal Pharmacist Rory O'Donnell.

He says pharmacists moved quickly to rectify the mistake:

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