A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down Wednesday after 11 people suffered “adverse reactions” including nausea and dizziness after receiving the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Centura Health said in a statement that it “followed our protocols and in an abundance of caution, made the decision – in partnership with the state – to pause operations for the remainder of the day.”
Two patients were transported to the hospital for observation while EMTs treated the other nine people with juice and water, the state health department said.
Over 1,700 people received shots at the site in Commerce City, a few miles north of Denver, so the issues involved less than 1% of the vaccinations. The 640 patients who were unable to receive their vaccine because of the pause will be automatically rescheduled for Sunday, Centura said. The state said the Pfizer vaccine, requiring two doses, will be administered Sunday.
“We know it can be alarming to hear about people getting transported to the hospital,” said Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 Incident Commander. “From what we know, today’s side effects were consistent with what can be expected.”
Source: USA Today