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Pause lifted on batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, health officials say – KCRA Sacramento

State health officials lifted a pause on a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that’s at the center of several allergic reactions. Fewer than 10 people had allergic reactions after receiving a dose from this batch at a mass vaccination clinic in San Diego. More than 330,000 doses from that batch had been put on hold.State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan says health officials have discussed the reports with experts and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.During Wednesday’s vaccine advisory committee meeting, Dr. Pan said they’d likely be able to release the hold on doses soon.”We had further discussions with the County of San Diego Department of Public Health, the FDA, CDC and manufacturer, and found no scientific basis to continue the pause. Providers that paused vaccine administration from Moderna Lot 41L20A can immediately resume,” Dr. Pan said in a press release issued Wednesday night.Dr. Pan initially issued a statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 041L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are being investigated.Stanislaus County says it administered more than 500 doses of the Moderna lot 041L20A that’s being examined and that administration of that batch is paused until the investigation is complete. There have been no reports of abnormal adverse reactions, according to Stanislaus County Public Health.El Dorado County said it received an estimated 1,000 doses from the 041L20A lot. 390 were administered through county public health clinics. County officials were unsure how many had been administered through Safeway. The county said it has not received any reports of uncommon adverse reactions from the Moderna lot.Placer County Public Health says it received 2,900 doses from the Moderna batch placed on hold and Yolo County says it got 1,700 doses. None of the doses had yet been administered in either county, health officials said.Calaveras County Public Health said both it and the Mark Twain Medical Center have not used the batch.Sacramento County said it did not receive any doses from the lot.

State health officials lifted a pause on a batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that’s at the center of several allergic reactions.

Fewer than 10 people had allergic reactions after receiving a dose from this batch at a mass vaccination clinic in San Diego.

More than 330,000 doses from that batch had been put on hold.

State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan says health officials have discussed the reports with experts and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

During Wednesday’s vaccine advisory committee meeting, Dr. Pan said they’d likely be able to release the hold on doses soon.

“We had further discussions with the County of San Diego Department of Public Health, the FDA, CDC and manufacturer, and found no scientific basis to continue the pause. Providers that paused vaccine administration from Moderna Lot 41L20A can immediately resume,” Dr. Pan said in a press release issued Wednesday night.

Dr. Pan initially issued a statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 041L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are being investigated.

Stanislaus County says it administered more than 500 doses of the Moderna lot 041L20A that’s being examined and that administration of that batch is paused until the investigation is complete. There have been no reports of abnormal adverse reactions, according to Stanislaus County Public Health.

El Dorado County said it received an estimated 1,000 doses from the 041L20A lot. 390 were administered through county public health clinics. County officials were unsure how many had been administered through Safeway. The county said it has not received any reports of uncommon adverse reactions from the Moderna lot.

Placer County Public Health says it received 2,900 doses from the Moderna batch placed on hold and Yolo County says it got 1,700 doses. None of the doses had yet been administered in either county, health officials said.

Calaveras County Public Health said both it and the Mark Twain Medical Center have not used the batch.

Sacramento County said it did not receive any doses from the lot.

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