Monday, January 25, 2021
Home Health & Fitness REPORT: Local Walgreens Hands Out Near-Expiration Vaccine Doses To Random Citizens

REPORT: Local Walgreens Hands Out Near-Expiration Vaccine Doses To Random Citizens


A #Walgreens distributed a surplus of its near-expired COVID-19 vaccine to the general public, WESH 2 reported.

#Julie #Dryden and her husband rushed to a #Walgreens in #Louisville, #Kentucky, after receiving a text from her friend on #Christmas #Eve that the pharmacy was offering about 12 doses of the vaccine to store shoppers, WESH 2 reported.

“I had joked since #June, like, all I want for #Christmas is a COVID vaccine,” she said, WESH 2 reported. “Having the immunodeficiency coupled with the lung illness, and being that this is a respiratory virus, I’m at super high risk for any kind of exposure.”

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#Because the local #Walgreens had ordered a surplus of the #Pfizer vaccines, which can only remain refrigerated for five days before expiring, they reallocated the rest to local first responders, pharmacy employees and residents, according to WESH 2.

“These measures were taken to ensure every dose of a limited vaccine supply was used to protect patients and communities,” #Phil #Caruso, a #Walgreens spokesperson, said in an email, according to #Courier-Journal. (RELATED: WHO #Chief #Scientist #Says #It’s #Unclear #If #Vaccine #Will #Prevent #Covid19 #From #Spreading)

#While the vaccine distribution plan prioritizes healthcare workers, the elderly and first responders, #Dryden claimed she was grateful to have received the vaccine through this crack in the system, WESH 2 reported.

“My nephew is 21, and if he had been in #Walgreens and he would have gotten it, I would have been so pumped because that’s one more person that is protected that is then going to protect other people from getting it,” #Dryden said.





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