Teenagers as young as 15 were given the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after their ages were not verified by qualified medical staff.
Despite having no Covid-19 vaccines even being approved for children in Australia, the jab were given to 13 children aged between 15 and 17.
Another five adults were given the wrong amount of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, the Therapeutic Goods Administration said.
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‘In most cases, these reports were associated with either no adverse event or with common adverse reactions expected for vaccines,’ the TGA said.
‘In most cases, these errors appear to have been due to an oversight in clinical practice.’
The bungled vaccinations also prompted the TGA to remind GPs that the AstraZeneca vaccine were not for adolescents.
‘If individuals under the age of 18 present for vaccination they should not be given the AstraZeneca vaccine,’ it said.
The TGA also confirmed the death of a Weet-Bix factory worker from a blood clotting condition linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine she had five days earlier.
Genene Norris, 48, from the New South Wales Central Coast, died on April 14 after receiving the embattled coronavirus jab on April 8.
She developed blood clots the next day and four days after she received the jab, she was placed on dialysis in an intensive care unit until her death.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s vaccine safety investigation found Ms Norris’ case of thrombosis is likely to be linked to the vaccine.
Genene Norris, 48, from the New South Wales Central Coast died days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine
Authorities said the review of the woman’s case was complicated by her underlying health conditions – including diabetes among others.
Ms Norris was given the jab before health authorities declared the Pfizer vaccine was the preferred option for patients under 50.
It is the third report of an Australian case of blood clotting from the AstraZeneca vaccine. The other two cases were treated in hospital and are recovering.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Vaccine Safety Investigation Group met late on Friday, April 16 after Daily Mail Australia revealed 24 hours earlier that Norris died after receiving the Covid jab.
Experts on the Vaccine Safety Investigation Group said despite the absence of antibodies in the woman’s blood which have been found in other clotting cases linked to the vaccine, a causative link should be assumed.
They also noted some laboratory tests were still pending and a post-mortem examination will be conducted on Monday, April 19.