MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of people believing they received the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Sauk Center have now found out they received saline by mistake.
According to CentraCare officials in a recent statement regarding the incident, the mistake happened to only a small number of patients.READ MORE: COVID-19 Near-Death Survivor Thanks Hospital-At-Home Program For Recovery
“Normally, the vaccine is mixed with a saline solution before being administered. The issue was discovered within a short amount of time and those affected have been contacted and rescheduled for the actual vaccine,” the statement said.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: National Guard To Assist At Long-Term Care Facilities, Open New Rapid Testing Sites
CentraCare said they now have new processes in place so this error does not happen again.
“While there is no medical concern surrounding this error, we understand the anxiety and disappointment it brings to those who thought they received this long-awaited vaccine,” said officials.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: State Taking New Measures As Hospitals Reach Capacity
Meanwhile, another community vaccination site launches this week in Minnesota in St. Cloud at the River’s Edge Convention Center. This marks the fourth community vaccine site. The others are in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Rochester.