Colorado COVID vaccine site closes early after 11 experience adverse reactions – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

by: KDVR Personnel, Nexstar Media Wire

Earlier, the business informed Nexstar station KDVR that 0.8% of clients– or 13 people out of an estimated 1,700– who received the vaccine experienced negative reactions.

Centura Health said Wednesday night that 11 patients experienced the reactions after getting an injection at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR)– The mass vaccination website in Colorado closed early on Wednesday afternoon after people began having unfavorable responses to the Johnson & & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Medical staff on website figured out 2 people needed additional observation and out of an abundance of caution, they were carried to nearby health centers.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021/ 10:28 PM EDT
/ Updated: Apr 7, 2021/ 10:41 PM EDT

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There is no information yet on how lots of people had reactions or how extreme those reactions were.

The vaccination site, which was arranged to close at 5 p.m., closed down around 3:30 p.m. and sent home 640 individuals who had been waiting in line for hours for the vaccine. Their vaccination slots have been rescheduled for Sunday when they will be getting the first dose of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine.

A Centura Health representative provided the following declaration to NewsNation affiliate KDVR:

This is a developing story; examine back for updates.

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Roughly 20% of the states population, nearly 1.5 million individuals, are totally vaccinated already, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday evening, there have been 470,254 confirmed cases and 6,132 deaths in Colorado from the infection.

As of today, April 7, we have chosen to pause operations of the Vaccines for All mass vaccination occasion at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, which we are hosting in collaboration with the State of Colorado. Following the administration of the J&J vaccine and during onsite observation, we saw a restricted variety of negative responses to the vaccine that equaled 0.8 percent of those getting the vaccine Wednesday. We followed our protocols and in an abundance of care, decided– in collaboration with the state– to pause operations for the rest of the day. Over 1,700 clients received their shots today, and the 640 clients who were not able to get their vaccine this afternoon will instantly be rescheduled for Sunday, April 11, at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Our goal is to continue to immunize Coloradans as quickly as possible while keeping our patients security at the forefront.

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Following the administration of the J&J vaccine and throughout onsite observation, we saw a minimal number of negative responses to the vaccine that equated to 0.8 percent of those receiving the vaccine Wednesday. We followed our protocols and in an abundance of care, made the choice– in partnership with the state– to pause operations for the rest of the day. Over 1,700 clients got their shots today, and the 640 patients who were unable to receive their vaccine this afternoon will instantly be rescheduled for Sunday, April 11, at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Our goal is to continue to immunize Coloradans as quickly as possible while keeping our patients safety at the forefront.

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