Rite Aid, the pharmacy retail chain, has issued an apology to two undocumented immigrants after they were denied COVID-19 vaccinations.
As reported by Yahoo! News, two women in Southern California were turned away at different times when trying to get vaccinated sometime this month. Christopher Savarese, Rite Aid’s spokesperson explained that both incidents “resulted from workers at the stores who were not following established protocols for vaccine eligibility.”
He continued, “The employees will be re-educated on the protocols to make sure everyone is on the same page.”
Rite Aid officials also released a statement about the incidents. “In such an unprecedented rollout, there are going to be mistakes and there will be always areas for providers to improve, we’re seeking out those opportunities every day.”
Savarese also added, “This is very important to us that this corrected. Both of the situations that we’re talking about have been resolved, and both of those people will be getting their vaccine at Rite Aid.”