Siddharthnagar: Around 20 villagers in Siddharthnagar district were given both Covaxin and Covishield in a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh, as reported by NDTV.
The incident took place at a Primary Health Centre in the largely rural district around 270 km from state capital Lucknow.
The villagers were injected with Covishield in the first week of April and then given Covaxin as their second dose on May 14.
Sandeep Chaudhary, Chief Medical Officer of Siddharthnagar said that they have ordered a detailed enquiry on the alleged incident and stern action will be taken against those who are proved guilty.
Mr.Chaudhary accepted that the second dose was mistakenly administered and claimed no one has faced any adverse health effects due to mixing of the vaccines.
However,there is no conclusive study on the effectiveness and or impact of mixing vaccines.
Uttar Pradesh's pace of vaccination is among the lowest in the country. While the state has administered 1.75 crore vaccine doses in three months, the number of fully-vaccinated people in the state is just 33 lakhs, which is just 1.8 per cent of UP's massive 23 crore-plus population.