Jan 21, 2021 — California’s prime epidemiologist late Wednesday stated the Moderna vaccine suspected of inflicting a collection of allergic reactions could also be administered as soon as once more after a evaluation discovered no cause to cease its use.
Erica Pan, MD, stated the state had briefly paused the usage of one lot of Moderna’s vaccine after stories that some staff at a San Diego vaccination middle required medical consideration after they had been vaccinated, Moderna stated in a statement.
“Moderna acknowledges receiving a report from the California Division of Public Well being that a number of people at one vaccination middle in San Diego had been handled for potential allergic reactions after vaccination from one lot of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine,” the corporate stated.
Moderna stated Tuesday it was cooperating with CDPH within the investigation and doesn’t know of “comparable clusters of opposed occasions” from different vaccination facilities utilizing vaccine from that lot.
Pan recommended suppliers briefly cease giving Moderna vaccine from lot No. 041L20A till the state, the CDC, the FDA, and Moderna might examine what occurred.
Now, she says, that lot of doses could also be used.
“Yesterday, we convened the Western States Scientific Security Evaluate Workgroup and extra allergy and immunology specialists to look at the proof collected,” Pan stated in a press release. “We had additional discussions with the county of San Diego Division of Public Well being, the FDA, CDC and producer, and located no scientific foundation to proceed the pause. Suppliers that paused vaccine administration from Moderna Lot 41L20A can instantly resume.”
Pan stated fewer than 10 folks required medical consideration throughout a 24-hour interval after receiving the vaccine from that lot at one neighborhood web site. KTGV-TV reported that six well being care staff had allergic reactions to vaccines on the Petco Park vaccination middle on Jan. 14.
The CDPH stated about 330,000 doses from that lot went to 287 suppliers throughout the state after being shipped Jan. 5-12. No different allergic reactions had been reported, the CDPH stated. Greater than 307,000 doses stay in storage.
Moderna stated the lot contained 1,272,200 doses and that about 1 million doses have been distributed to 1,700 vaccination websites in 37 states. The corporate stated it doesn’t know what number of doses from the lot have been given to folks.
The coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech are the one ones now being administered in the USA.