Raleigh girl says CVS gave her meningitis shot as a substitute of coronavirus vaccination :: WRAL.com

— A Raleigh girl who thought she had gotten her first dose of coronavirus vaccine mentioned Thursday that she was was given a distinct vaccination as a substitute.

Cintia Huddleston was a bit hesitant to get vaccinated, however she ultimately had no selection as a result of she works in nursing houses.

“They instructed me it was necessary for me to maintain working, and if I did not get it, I might have needed to cease working,” Huddleston mentioned.

So, she stopped at a CVS on Wake Forest Highway in Raleigh on Aug. 5 earlier than heading to work.

“I requested the woman for a COVID shot, and me and her, we sat there, [and] we talked on the counter,” she mentioned. “We talked about COVID and Moderna and Pfizer [vaccines].”

Huddleston mentioned she settled on the Moderna vaccine and received her shot. She then despatched her boss a textual content confirming she had acquired the primary a part of the two-dose routine.

However when she went again to the CVS on Sept. 8 to get the second shot, she was shocked to seek out out she by no means really received the Moderna vaccine.

“She was like, ‘No, it was – you bought a meningitis shot,'” she mentioned. “I mentioned, properly, why was she giving me a meningitis shot I did not count on. That is not what I got here in right here.”

CVS officers mentioned in an announcement that the pharmacy “administered the right vaccination that the affected person requested and signed for.” They mentioned they’ve provided to supply her with two doses of coronavirus vaccine and reply any questions she may need.

“Moderna and meningitis would not sound the identical,” mentioned Huddleston, who received her first Moderna dose at a Walgreens pharmacy this week.

Huddleston has lodged a grievance with the North Carolina Pharmacy Board, which is investigating the incident.

“I see why persons are fearful of the COVID shot as a result of they do not know what they get,” she mentioned. “I simply actually don’t need it to occur to no person else as a result of it is scary.”

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