Vaccine mix-up: Pharmacy injected 22 with saline

A Walgreens pharmacy in a North Carolina town mistakenly gave a small number of people injections of saline instead of COVID-19 vaccines last month.

Company spokesperson Erin Loverher says 22 people were affected by the mix-up March 20 at the pharmacy in Monroe and were scheduled to receive their second shot over the past weekend.

Loverher says pharmacists sometimes use saline solutions during training and there is no reason to believe anyone injected was harmed.

Walgreens is investigating what went wrong, reviewing its procedures and working to prevent similar incidents from taking place in the future.