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

by: KDVR Personnel, Nexstar Media Wire

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

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

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

Medical personnel on site determined 2 individuals needed extra observation and out of an abundance of caution, they were transferred to close-by health centers.

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

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There is no info yet on the number of individuals had reactions or how severe those responses were.

The vaccination site, which was arranged to close at 5 p.m., shut down around 3:30 p.m. and sent out house 640 individuals who had actually been waiting in line for hours for the vaccine. When they will be receiving the very first dose of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine, their vaccination slots have actually been rescheduled for Sunday.

A Centura Health representative released the following statement to NewsNation affiliate KDVR:

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

Following the administration of the J&J vaccine and during onsite observation, we saw a limited number of unfavorable reactions to the vaccine that equaled 0.8 percent of those getting the vaccine Wednesday. Over 1,700 clients got their shots today, and the 640 patients who were unable to receive their vaccine this afternoon will immediately be rescheduled for Sunday, April 11, at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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Following the administration of the J&J vaccine and during onsite observation, we saw a restricted number of negative reactions 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 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 unable to get their vaccine this afternoon will instantly be rescheduled for Sunday, April 11, at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Our objective is to continue to vaccinate Coloradans as rapidly as possible while keeping our patients security at the forefront.