A nurse in Texas was given the COVID-19 vaccine a second time after members of the public questioned whether he actually received the shot, a hospital said.
Video footage from the University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso showed the nurse preparing to get the vaccine. But the video appeared to show the syringe's plunger already depressed, and no injection having occurred.
Multiple viewers raised questions after watching the video.
The hospital said it looked into what happened and decided to have the nurse get what it described as a second dose of the vaccine.
“After numerous reports emerged on social media claiming one of the five nurses receiving a vaccination on Tuesday did not receive a full dose of vaccine, we want to remove any doubt raised that he was not fully vaccinated and further strengthen confidence in the vaccination process,” the center said in a statement to news outlets.
“The nurse in question today was vaccinated again. UMC has confirmed with the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that re-vaccinating the nurse will not cause adverse effects. The nurse will need to return after three weeks to receive his second dose.”
Americans, primarily health care workers, began receiving the vaccine on Monday.