COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Dick’s Sporting Items Park was placed on maintain on Wednesday afternoon after 11 sufferers skilled hostile unwanted side effects after receiving the shot. Centura Well being initially stated 18 individuals have been affected, however later corrected that quantity to 11 individuals.
The positioning was utilizing the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen coronavirus vaccine.
The Colorado Division of Public Well being and Setting says the sufferers skilled signs like nausea and dizziness. They add there is no such thing as a purpose to consider different individuals who have been vaccinated at this web site must be involved.
“We’re dedicated to offering secure group clinics, and we’re so grateful that the clinic in the present day correctly noticed and helped sufferers with speedy unwanted side effects. We all know it may be alarming to listen to about individuals getting transported to the hospital, and we wish to reassure Coloradans that the CDC and public well being are carefully monitoring all of the licensed vaccines regularly. From what we all know, in the present day’s unwanted side effects have been per what will be anticipated,” stated Scott Bookman, COVID-19 Incident Commander. “Getting a vaccine is way safer than getting severely sick with COVID-19. It’s why I obtained the vaccine, and why I’ve needed my household to get it. Based mostly on every thing we all know, it stays true that the perfect vaccine to get is the one you may get the soonest. Thanks to everybody who needed to reschedule their appointments for his or her persistence in the present day.”
The positioning is operated by Centura Well being. A spokesperson stated 1,777 individuals obtained the shot, with 11 experiencing hostile reactions. Centura didn’t say what the signs have been, solely that they have been “in-line with typical reactions,” in response to medical specialists.
“We noticed a restricted variety of hostile reactions to the vaccine,” stated Centura spokesperson Lindsay Radford. “We adopted our protocols and in an abundance of warning, made the choice – in partnership with the state – to pause operations for the rest of the day.”
Centura says 9 individuals who skilled a response have been monitored on web site and despatched residence whereas two others have been taken to the hospital for additional remark.
A complete of 640 sufferers have been unable to obtain their vaccine on Wednesday. Centura Well being plans to reschedule these appointments for April 11 at Dick’s Sporting Items Park.
In accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, Janssen is a one-dose COVID vaccine that was 63% efficient in medical trials. Attainable unwanted side effects within the arm the place the shot is given embrace ache, redness and swelling. Different unwanted side effects within the physique might embrace tiredness, headache, muscle ache, chills, fever and nausea. The CDC stated that unwanted side effects normally begin inside a day or two of getting the vaccine and will go away in just a few days.
CDPHE says there have been 10 earlier reactions at group vaccine websites earlier than this incident, in response to the Vaccine Opposed Occasion Reporting System. The CDC and FDA each handle the system.