An allergic reaction in some Moderna vaccine recipients caused a delay Wednesday at San Diego County’s new “Vaccination Super Station” near Petco Park in downtown, County health officials confirmed.
After 11am, NBC 7 confirmed that some people waiting to receive the vaccine at Tailgate Park were experiencing delays, others said they had been ignored.
NBC 7 contacts the person who operates the station. The representative said the delay was about an hour long due to logistical issues related to the greater volumes of the vaccine arriving at the site.
During the county’s weekly COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Eric McDonald, county epidemiological director, said vaccination was slowed after detecting allergic reactions in six vaccine recipients.
While an allergic reaction is expected in many vaccinations. But the doses seen on Wednesday were slightly higher than expected at the time, so the Super Station delayed vaccination so it can be reviewed. McDonald̵7;s said. This site also replaces the used vaccine with a new batch with extreme caution in case reactions were involved in the old series.
A county spokesperson confirmed that the vaccine related to allergies comes from Moderna, one of two drug companies with the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
The Super Station has potential events for every type of reaction. McDonald said it was too early to investigate to determine what caused the allergic reaction.
Chief Executive Officer Nathan Fletcher said the site will continue the vaccinations Wednesday and open late in honor of all appointments.
The county’s new “Vaccination Super Station” is now open at Tailgate Park, where UCSD Health officials deliver thousands of vaccines every day to healthcare workers.
The facility is a collaboration between Padres County and UC San Diego Health in an effort to rapidly launch the coronavirus vaccine and deal with as many eligible residents as possible.
The site was launched with the goal of immunizing 5,000 healthcare workers a day, with the goal of providing coronavirus vaccines to those considered to be of the state’s First Stage 1A vaccine priority.
Health professionals from dialysis centers, primary health clinics, dental clinics, and more are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine immediately.UC San Diego Health staff will oversee the vaccine at the new Super Station.
SkyRanger 7 gives us a glimpse of the new vaccination “Super Station” opening near Petco Park on January 11, 2021, with the goal of immunizing 5,000 health care workers every day as part of the Phase 1A level. County
The new site has 42 tents, including four walk-up tents. The goal on opening days is to vaccinate 2,500 health care workers.
Officials hope to increase that number to at least 5,000 people per day and eventually vaccinate 500,000 health care workers across the region.
Fletcher said the Super Station will continue to work by vaccinating health care workers in the future.Fletcher hopes the site can expand its vaccination to residents 65 and older.
“We haven’t finished the health care workers and we will continue to work,” said Fletcher.
San Diego County Chief Nursing Officer Denise Foster said Monday the site was expected to receive more than 50,000 first shipments.
“Most” of the dose will be vaccines, Moderna Foster said, while the rest are vaccines. Pfizer-BioNTech
Superstation vaccination in San Diego is part of a huge trend emerging across California as counties try to increase vaccination efforts while COVID-19 cases continue to increase.
California is transforming the baseball fields, exhibition grounds and even parking lots at the Disneyland Resort in Orange County into a mass vaccination facility.