After an odd number of serious adverse reactions at a vaccination clinic in San Diego, the California State Epidemiologists last night recommended to local health offices to stop administering too many COVID-19 vaccines.
The modern, 041L20A, contains 330,000 doses, which are one-week vaccines for the state, and 90% of the dosage as Humboldt County Public Health hands over its clinics this week for vaccination.
Humboldt County Public Health officials have managed “hundreds” of doses, with health officer Drs. Ian Hoffman said, there is no serious or unusual reaction.
A large number of COVID-19 vaccination record cards are given to individuals at the time of their vaccination. Any adverse reactions will occur immediately, usually within the first few minutes and certainly within 24 hours.
No vaccine of that lot has been given by Public Health or its affiliates within the last 24 hours, and none of the lots will be administered until the state determines it is safe to use.
Humboldt County Public Health has 3,500 doses from Modern 041L20A in its freezer, 1,600 designated for the first dose and 1,900 for the second dose. Dr. Hoffman said local providers have additional doses, but “there is no replacement option at this time.”
Public health clinics scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week may be affected by the stagnation. If appointments need to be canceled or rescheduled, people with appointments or invitations will be contacted.
Dr. Hoffman also said that it was possible that the state would conclude that the vaccine was safe and release everyone else. “Clearly the goal for all of us is keeping people safe,” Dr. Hoffman said. “It may be recommended until we hear more from the state, but without a replacement dose, we are balancing one set of other risks.”
Much investigation is done under the leadership of the manufacturer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
To view the news release from the California Department of Public Health, please follow this link: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR21-021.aspx
The Joint Information Center will have additional information on this tomorrow.
For the most recent COVID-19 information visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at humboldtgov.org or by contacting [email protected] during business hours or by calling 707-441-5000.