A Sydney nurse says she was sacked for giving soon-to-be expired doses of Pfizer vaccine to her daughter and two nephews.

Her former employer, Healthcare Australia, said the woman was terminated for failing to comply with current health department protocols.

“In the event that there is still excess that cannot be used on eligible individuals as determined by the Commonwealth, HCA follow the government policy for disposal,” a spokeswoman said.

NSW’s chief medical officer said she wasn’t in a position to know about the case, and declined to comment on whether the nurse should be reinstated.

“All I would like to stress is I do not want any wastage of Pfizer,” Dr Kerry Chant told reporters on Monday.

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