CITY OF COMMERCE, Colorado (CBS4) – The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Dick Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City was detained on Wednesday afternoon after 11 patients received unwanted side effects after receiving the shot. Centura Health initially said 18 people were affected, but later adjusted that number to 11.
The site uses the Johnson & Johnson / Janssen coronavirus vaccine.
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“We got there around 2:30 in the morning and then in about five cars to be next to get the shot, and they stopped it,”
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says patients have experienced symptoms such as nausea and dizziness. They add that there is no reason to believe that other people who have been vaccinated on this site should be concerned.
“We are committed to providing safe clinics in the community and are so grateful that today the clinic properly monitors and helps patients with immediate side effects. We know that it can be alarming to hear about people being transported to the hospital, and we want to reassure Colorado residents that the CDC and public health are constantly monitoring all permitted vaccines. From what we know, today’s side effects were in line with what can be expected, “said Scott Bookman, commander of COVID-19. “Getting vaccinated is far safer than severe COVID-19. That’s why I got the vaccine and why I wanted my family to get it. Based on everything we know, it remains true that the best vaccine you can get is the one you can get soon. Thanks to everyone who had to reschedule their meetings for their patience today. “
The site is operated by Centura Health. A spokesman said 1,777 people received the shots and 11 had side effects. Centura did not say what the symptoms were, only that they were “in line with typical reactions”, according to medical experts.
“We have seen a limited number of side effects to the vaccine,” said Centura spokeswoman Lindsay Radford. “We followed our protocols and with great caution decided – in partnership with the state – to suspend operations by the end of the day.”
Centura says nine people who received a reaction were monitored on the spot and sent home, while two others were taken to hospital for further monitoring.
A total of 640 patients failed to receive their vaccine on Wednesday. Centura Health plans to reschedule these meetings for April 11 at Dick’s sporting goods park.
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Duchett admits that he now has some trepidation about receiving the J&J vaccine and is glad that his vaccination has been rescheduled. He says things just stopped when he was in line.
“(They) dropped some water and said, ‘There’s a little problem, just wait a minute.’ And they came back about an hour later and then said that there were too many side effects and that they were not comfortable with that and that they would reschedule it. “
“I’m glad I didn’t get the shot and I didn’t have any side effects or anything like that,” he said.
But in the end, he will be happy to be vaccinated.
“I’m a Marine, so I’m not really worried about anything. I’ll make the shot, if they say it’s good for me, if Dr. Fauci says take the shot, I’ll make the shot. I trust science, “he said.
His wife had already received the J&J vaccine earlier in the day at the Ball Arena vaccination site in Denver, and he says he is doing great.
“It won’t stop me at all,” he said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, J & J / Janssen is a single-dose vaccine against COVID that was 63% effective in clinical trials. Possible side effects in the hand where the shot is given include pain, redness and swelling. Other side effects in the body may include fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, fever and nausea. The CDC said that side effects usually start within a day or two of receiving the vaccine and should go away after a few days.
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The CDPHE says there have been 10 previous reactions at community vaccination sites before this incident, according to the vaccine’s adverse event reporting system. The CDC and FDA manage the system.