A woman, aged 63, received COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin shots in a span of five minutes. The incident took place in rural Patna on June 16. She received the vaccines at the Beldarichak middle school vaccination camp. Within five minutes after receiving the first shot, she stood in the second queue, being unaware of the process.

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The 63-year-old, identified as Sunila Devi, is a resident of Awadhpur. After the registration process, she received a dose of Covishield. After that, she was asked to wait for five minutes for observation. She later stood in the queue that was for receiving Covaxin shots, reported Live Mint.

Devi said that she told one of the nurses about the first dose, but the nurse insisted that she would be given another shot in the same hand. She is now under the observation of doctors and is said to be in a stable condition. A team of medical experts will investigate the incident at the vaccination centre. They have asked the two nurses, who gave vaccine shots to Devi, to explain the incident, reported Live Mint.

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The staff at the vaccination centre denied any violation of protocols. “She presumed that she was vaccinated twice, which is not true at all”, said an official. Devi has demanded strict actions to be taken against the camp, reported Live Mint.