Jan 21, 2021 — California’s high epidemiologist late Wednesday mentioned 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 motive to cease its use.
Erica Pan, MD, mentioned the state had briefly paused using one lot of Moderna’s vaccine after reviews that some workers at a San Diego vaccination heart required medical consideration after they have been vaccinated, Moderna mentioned in a statement.
“Moderna acknowledges receiving a report from the California Division of Public Well being that a number of people at one vaccination heart in San Diego have been handled for doable allergic reactions after vaccination from one lot of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine,” the corporate mentioned.
Moderna mentioned 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 Assessment Workgroup and extra allergy and immunology specialists to look at the proof collected,” Pan mentioned in an announcement. “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 mentioned fewer than 10 individuals required medical consideration throughout a 24-hour interval after receiving the vaccine from that lot at one group web site. KTGV-TV reported that six well being care employees had allergic reactions to vaccines on the Petco Park vaccination heart on Jan. 14.
The CDPH mentioned about 330,000 doses from that lot went to 287 suppliers throughout the state after being shipped Jan. 5-12. No different allergic reactions have been reported, the CDPH mentioned. Greater than 307,000 doses stay in storage.
Moderna mentioned 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 mentioned it doesn’t know what number of doses from the lot have been given to individuals.
The coronavirus vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech are the one ones now being administered in the US.