Mackenzie Health is apologizing after injecting some Ontarians with saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine dose.
A message from Mackenzie Health: https://t.co/egmD3QS3BW— Mackenzie Health (@Mackenzie Health) 1618855400
Instead, they were mistakenly giving saline, a substance used to dilute the COVID-19 vaccine dose before injected.
The company states that this will not harm an individual. However, residents who need to be re-injected have been contacted.
"We sincerely apologize for the error and for the uncertainty and concern this situation has caused," stated a tweet from the company. "We have undertaken a full review of our processes and have implemented additional safeguards to prevent this from happening again."
York Region expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to younger residents
On Monday, York Region announced that as of April 20, residents over 35 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine dose in five hotspots.
Residents over 35 living in postal code spots starting with L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J or L3S will be able to book their appointments starting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.
On top of this, special education workers who live or work in the region can also sign up to get a dose.