Whoops! A Kroger’s Clinic In Virginia Gave Some Patients COVID Shots With Empty Syringes.

A Kroger grocery store sign sits above the entrance to the building in Flowood, Miss., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The good news is they absolutely do not have to worry about any of the uncomfortable side effects of a COVID10-19 vaccination.

The bad news however is, they received a shot from an empty syringe.

Yes, a Kroger’s clinic in Virginia made the mistake of injecting customers expecting the vaccine with empty syringes Monday.

It was fewer than 10 customers in total, but it did make national news.

A spokesman for Kroger told Fox News “the TLC location at our Midlothian, Va., store injected a small number of patients with empty VanishPoint syringes instead of the COVID-19 vaccine.” 

Initially, it was thought that the people received injections of saline instead of the vaccine, but upon further examination, they syringes had nothing in them at all.

The Virginia Department of Health was told, and the clinic it happened at is doing what they have to to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Kroger has been on the front lines for distributing COVID vaccinations.  They were one of the retailer pharmacies that President Biden’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership chose, and they have been providing the shots at over 2,200 pharmacies.

The total number of doses Kroger has been doing is 1 million per week.  With the exception of this week, which will be around 999,990.

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