ATAGI has provided the below guidance for clinicians outlining the appropriate management of common COVID-19 vaccine administration errors. It includes scenarios where the vaccine is administered in the following circumstances:

  • Via the incorrect site/route
  • At a higher/lower dose
  • Following incorrect storage and handling
  • In an unapproved age group
  • Mixed vaccine schedules
  • With incorrect intervals

It is important to note that in Victoria, any vaccine administration error should be reported to SAEFVIC. Following the identification of a vaccine error, open disclosure with the vaccine recipient is important and addressing the cause of the error will prevent errors from occurring again in the future.

To read the full guideline, follow the link below:

ATAGI clinical guidance on COVID-19 vaccine administration errors