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Military base accidentally gives COVID shots to three people

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Three people at a military base in Tacoma, Washington, were accidentally given COVID-19 vaccines while trying to get other jabs, officials admitted this week.

“Joint Base Lewis-McChord is aware three people were inadvertently administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine instead of another vaccine at the Lewis Main Exchange,” Army Col. Joey Sullinger told Military Times on Tuesday.

The statement did not say what vaccine the three had been seeking, and Sullinger did not immediately return The Post’s calls early Wednesday. The Pfizer shot is the only COVID one offered at the base.

The Army did not identify the trio who were accidentally jabbed, and the statement did not say if they were accidentally given extra shots or were previously unvaccinated.

“This incident is under investigation,” Sullinger told Military Times.

“Army medical professionals are notifying and ensuring the health and welfare of those affected,” he said of the base that is home to I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing.

The base offers walk-in COVID vaccines for military members based there as well as their families. The military is also encouraging members to get flu shots.

“Positive corrective action has been taken at this vaccination site to prevent such errors from happening again,” Sullinger insisted, without elaboration.


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