California Halts COVID Vaccinations From Moderna Batch Linked To "Unusually High Number" Of Adverse Reactions
As the suspected death toll attributed to COVID-19 vaccines rises around the world, with dozens already reported in the US and Norway,
California health officials have asked health-care providers in the
state to immediately stop administering a batch of Moderna COVID-19 jabs
after an "unusually high number" of adverse reactions were linked to
it, according to RT.
order of State epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan and the California
Department of Public Health, the vaccines should be shelved until a
proper investigation can be conducted. The lot in question is Moderna Lot 041L20A.
More than 330,000 doses from this lot have been distributed to 287 providers across the state. 6park.com
The shipments arrived in California between Jan. 5 and 12.
All of the reactions appear to be tied to a single community clinic that was administering the batch. The clinic reportedly closed for several hours after a string of adverse reactions occurred.
California has confirmed nearly 3MM COVID cases as of Monday morning,
on Wednesday announced a major expansion of vaccination eligibility
guidelines, allowing all residents 65 and older to more quickly qualify
for COVID-19 vaccinations. As far as numbers go, more than 330K
doses from the same Moderna vaccine batch have been distributed to 287
providers across the state, but this is the first time that health
authorities have received reports detailing adverse reactions associated
with the lot.