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Covid-19 vaccination: Nurse injects woman with used syringe

Members from the online community expressed concern regarding the possibility of a blood-borne infection after the incident.

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Manila A video circulating online showed a woman getting vaccinated against Covid-19 only to discover that the nurse injected her with a used syringe.

“We understand that our nurses are tired, but this is a big NO-NO,” wrote one Elyas on Twitter on Sunday (Aug 9).

He shared a TikTok video with over 151,000 views by @realronna4.

The video began with a caption, “What really happened during my vaccination day.”

A nurse could be seen preparing the woman’s arm for inoculation.

Photo: Twitter screengrab/@juanelyas

The nurse then injects the syringe into the woman’s arm.

Photo: Twitter screengrab/@juanelyas

However, when the nurse pulls the syringe out, she informs the woman that she used the wrong one.

The syringe “is used,” the nurse said.

Photo: Twitter screengrab/@juanelyas

“The nurse couldn’t push anything out (of the syringe),” the caption read.

The nurse kept apologising that she forgot to prepare, said the woman.

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After cleaning the right arm, the nurse proceeds to the left arm for the inoculation.

“I was chill, but my shoulder hurt,” the woman wrote.

Photo: Twitter screengrab/@juanelyas

Members from the online community expressed concern regarding the possibility of a blood-borne infection after the incident.

They called out the local government unit to address the situation promptly and advised the woman to get tested as a safety precaution.

Recording one’s vaccination has become the norm in the Philippines to ensure proper protocols are followed.

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A nurse was caught on camera in Jun this year, failing to push the syringe plunger during a vaccination appointment.

A similar incident was confirmed by the country’s Department of Health, citing a “clear breach of vaccination protocol.”

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III noted it was an honest mistake and urged the public to double-check if syringe contents are fully injected when getting vaccinated. /TISG

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