Ongoing inoculations throughout pandemic-weary California unfortunately hasn’t unfolded in a smooth and seamless manner and now state health officials placed at least one health clinic on a pause from administering any vaccines. Apparently, one lot that arrived from the biotech company, Moderna, actually triggered allergic reactions in at least ten people. Although the authorities acknowledge this material move was made “out of an extreme abundance of caution” this delays 330,000 doses distributed to 287 providers, dramatically slowing down the administration of vaccines during the height of the second wave of the pandemic.
Dr. Erica Pan, an Epidemiologist working for the State of California, reported, “A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic.” State authorities wouldn’t share the name of the clinic.
California health officials issued a statement, “All appeared to be experiencing a possible severe allergic reaction during the standard observational period—a type of adverse event that the CDC reports some people have experienced when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.” The pause actually only applies to one lot so all other inoculations (with other Moderna lots and with Pfizer) can continue, reports KTLA reporter Nouran Salahieh.