In Walgreens, North Carolina, some people have been vaccinated with saline instead of the COVID vaccine.


Walgreens, North Carolina, had some people mistakenly inject saline instead of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walgreens recently learned that a “limited number” of people were affected in one location in Monroe and the company contacted them about the mistake, company spokesman Rebeka Pajak said in a statement on Sunday. Told McClutch News.

The company has not identified the number of people affected or which store caused the turmoil.

Walgreens said people who received saline injections were given the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they could return to the pharmacy.

“These patients will later receive a second dose within the appropriate time frame,” the statement said.

Walgreens says he is investigating the case and considering procedures at Monroe’s location to “prevent this from happening again.”

The company says it had Over 8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine As of March 31, it includes 4 million people in March alone.

In North Carolina, health officials Over 2.7 million people are fully vaccinated For COVID-19. It is considered fully vaccinated after two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Monroe is located in Union County, about 27 miles from Charlotte.

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