“Yesterday when I talked to my dad and he could mutter two words”
A 91-year-old Ohio man is recovering after he was accidentally given his second round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine twice within four hours.
Victor Smith of Butler County received his second dose of the vaccine at the Butler County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning.
Smith then went Jamestowne Rehab facility in Hamilton, which is run by Community First Solutions.
Hours later, at the nursing facility, a fireman entered Victor’s room and asked for “Victor Smith” before administering a second dose of the booster shot.
Victor’s daughter Dawn said soon after being given the second shot within four hours, her father was in respiratory distress and on the way to Fort Hamilton Hospital.
“Yesterday when I talked to my dad and he could mutter two words — it was heartbreaking to me because I haven’t had my vaccine, so I can’t come to see him. So, I haven’t seen my dad in a year,” said Dawn.
In a statement to WKRC, the City of Hamilton and Jamestowne Rehabilitation owner Community First Solutions said, “An incident occurred where a City of Hamilton resident inadvertently received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on the same day.”
“Jamestowne staff recognized the patient’s signs of distress and responded immediately,” the press release continued. “The patient was transported to the hospital and the family was promptly contacted. Both Jamestowne and the City of Hamilton Fire Department have begun investigations into the incident. Our thoughts are with the patient and his family as he continues his recovery.”
Dawn Smith later noticed her father’s vaccination card was mislabeled, explaining, “As it turns out, it was a Victor, but it was a different last name.”
Last week, actor and comedian Ben Stein warned people about his “killer” side effects from the same COVID-19 booster shot that Mr. Smith received two of, ultimately placing him on the verge of death.