Pharmacist who accidentally got 4 doses of vaccine says he feels fine

A pharmacist who accidentally received four doses of coronavirus vaccine says he feels fine, some hours after the error occurred.

Uday Azizi tells Channel 12 he was sent to the hospital for examination and monitoring after officials at the Maccabi health care organization realized their mistake. But he says he’s only experienced mild, common side effects so far — local pain and some redness at the injection site.

Azizi says he kept his cool after being told of the mistake.

He adds he will likely still need to get the second dose of the vaccine in 3 weeks’ time. And he encourages others not to be afraid of the inoculation.

A medical worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Barzilai Medical Center in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, on December 20, 2020. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP)