According to the Los Angeles Times on the 18th, California health officials have asked the state’s medical institutions to suspend vaccination of this specific batch of Moderna pandemic because a California medical clinic has more than normal number of severe allergic reactions after vaccinating local residents against Moderna..
California received more than 330,000 doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine from January 5 to 12 and distributed it to 287 medical institutions across California.
But then, California health authorities received reports that a community vaccination site had a higher-than-normal number of allergic reactions after using the specific batch of Moderna vaccine.
It is reported that within 24 hours, about 10 vaccinators developed severe allergic reactions and needed to be sent to hospital for treatment.
It is not clear what caused the excessive number of allergic reactions, and the local health department has begun to investigate.
Meanwhile, California health officials said that out of extreme caution, they decided to ask the above-mentioned 287 medical institutions in the state to suspend the use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
The official has not disclosed the details of the clinic at present, and only allowed it to continue to use the original stockpile of vaccines until the investigation is completed.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the afternoon of the 18th local time, nearly 400,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States had reached 398,142.
The average number of new deaths in the past seven days has exceeded 3,000.
California, as a hot spot of the pandemic, is banking on vaccination against the novel coronavirus, and the suspension of vaccination may add more uncertainty to the control of the local pandemic.