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Kroger mistakenly used empty syringes instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Midlothian store – wtvr.com

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Officials said multiple empty syringes were mistakenly used at a Central Virginia Kroger for people who thought they were receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The CBS 6 Problem Solvers asked a spokesperson about a mistake reported at the Midlothian location on 14101 Midlothian Turnpike.

Allison McGee, the corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic, said one of Kroger’s “The Little Clinic” teams used the empty syringes instead syringes with the COVID-19 vaccine. She called what happened an “honest mistake.”

Earlier in the day, McGee said saline shots were administered instead of the vaccine, but officials later clarified that “after a thorough investigation,” they learned “customers were injected with empty syringes.”

“This was immediately addressed with the TLC team and all vaccinators were retrained and reminded of our current vaccination policies,” McGee said.

Kroger did not clarify exactly how many people were impacted but told CBS 6 it was a “small number of individuals.”

“All impacted customers were contacted and have now received the COVID-19 vaccine,” McGee said in a statement. “We apologize for this oversight and the inconvenience caused for these customers.”

WTVR CBS 6 asked Kroger how a mistake like this happened, but we did not receive a response to that question.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email [email protected] to send a tip. Stay with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News for updates as new information becomes available.

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