Child injected with empty vaccine syringe

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 September, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 September, 1997, 12:00am

A mistake at a Shau Kei Wan clinic in which a worker injected an empty syringe into a child's arm was unacceptable, the Patients' Rights Association said. The child was supposed to have a measles vaccination, but received air instead of the required dose, said spokesman Yung Wai-mui.

'This is a simple daily operation - a nurse must know how to do this. This kind of mistake is unacceptable,' Ms Yung said. The child is understood to have suffered no ill effects.