Kroger Administers Empty Syringes for COVID-19 Vaccines

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COVID has forced citizens to make tough decisions personally, financially, socially, and medically. Here’s one that’s not tough: deciding if you should get your vaccine at a local Kroger.

A Kroger in Central Virginia was shocked to find out it had injected customers with empty syringes instead of the COVID-19 vaccine. Literally, shooting blanks.

Luckily, the Virginia Department of Public Health reached out to Kroger after injecting nine customers to notify the store that the syringes were not pre-filled. That number could’ve grown large, angering many folks planning to move to the free state of Texas after their shot.

“All impacted customers were contacted and have received their COVID-19 vaccine,” a  Kroger spokesperson said. “We thank these customers for their understanding and have apologized for their inconvenience.”

That is inconvenient, I agree.

“Kroger is taking steps to ensure that similar incidents don’t occur in the future,” the company adds. Well, at least there is a positive.

Carrie Hawes, a clinic customer who received an empty shot, got really nervous, saying, “I talked to a manager right away and they explained that there had been a mistake made — that we had been given saline only. There was no vaccination material”

“My initial reaction was shock and surprise, and a little anxiety,” Hawes said.

Life in 2021, no one can do anything right…

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest media topics as well as trending sports, cultural and political stories.

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcast and radio stations.

Previously, Burack was a writer at The Big Lead where he covered similar topics. He also hosted an eponymous podcast where he interviewed several personalities such as Joe Tessitore, and Adam Schefter.


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