Raleigh, NC A Raleigh woman who thought she had received her first dose of coronavirus vaccine said Thursday she was given another vaccination instead.
Cintia Huddleston hesitated a bit to get vaccinated, but she eventually had no choice because she works in a nursing home.
“They told me it was mandatory for me to keep working, and if I didn’t get it, I would have had to stop working,” Huddleston said.
So she stopped at a CVS on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh on August 5 before going to work.
“I asked the lady for a COVID shot, and me and her, we were sitting there, [and] we talked at the counter, “she said. We talked about COVID and Moderna and Pfizer [vaccines]. “
Huddleston said she decided on the Moderna vaccine and got her shot. She then sent her boss a text confirming that she had received the first part of the two-dose treatment.
But when she went back to CVS on September 8 to get the second shot, she was shocked to find out she never got the Moderna vaccine.
“She was like, ‘No, it was – you got a meningitis shot,'” she said. “I said, well, why did she give me a meningitis shot that I did not expect. That was not what I came in here.”
CVS officials said in a statement that the pharmacy “administered the correct vaccination that the patient requested and signed.” They said they had offered to give her two doses of coronavirus vaccine and answer any questions she may have.
“Moderna and meningitis do not sound the same,” said Huddleston, who received his first Moderna dose at a Walgreens pharmacy this week.
Huddleston has filed a complaint with the North Carolina Pharmacy Board, which is investigating the incident.
“I can see why people are afraid of the COVID shot because they do not know what they are getting,” she said. “I simply do not want it to happen to others because it is scary.”