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A man in India has reportedly received at least 8 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the country's health authorities.
Brahmdeo Mandal, a man 65-year-old, instead claims to have received 11 injections between February and December 2021.
The retired mail carrier claims the doses help him relieve pain and “stay healthy.” He also claims to have felt no adverse effects, reports BBC News.
“After receiving the vaccines, my pain disappeared. I felt pain in my knee and I walked with a cane. Now I don't have any. I feel good, ”he says.
Mr. Mandal was due to receive what he says was his 12th dose of the vaccine last week before being intercepted.
An investigation is underway to determine how the 60-year-old managed to be repeatedly inoculated . & nbsp;
“We have evidence to indicate that he received eight injections at four different centers,” Madhepura surgeon Amarendra Pratap Shahi told BBC.
Since the vaccination campaign began on the 16th In January 2021, India mainly offered the Covishield and Covaxin vaccines, manufactured in the country.
Lead times of 12 to 16 weeks and 4 to 6 weeks are required for these vaccines, respectively.
The vaccination is offered in more than 90,000 vaccination centers across the country, including in camps where an appointment is not necessary. To be inoculated, however, citizens must provide identification.
According to the preliminary investigation, Brahmdeo Mandal was able to receive “two doses in a period of 30 minutes” on the same day. The two injections had however been recorded in the vaccination portal.
“We don't understand how this could have happened. There appears to have been a problem with the portal. We are also trying to determine whether there has been negligence on the part of the people stationed in the vaccination centers, ”says Mr. Shahi.
Mr. Mandal says he traveled to different vaccination centers in Madhepura and at least two others in surrounding areas – including one more than 100 kilometers away – to receive his injections. He also says he used different pieces of identification to check in.
Eventually, the man allegedly kept detailed notes of his injections specifying the dates, time and location of each. them.
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