Several vaccination sites in Commerce City Colo suspended operations on Wednesday after people reported adverse reactions after receiving COVID-19 shots.
At least 11 people who received Johnson & Johnson injections at the city’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park said they experienced nausea and dizziness minutes after the jab.
Medical officials said the two people needed further observation and were taken to a nearby hospital for further assistance. Nine of the other sick were given juice and water before being cleared to go home.
State health officials swiftly reassured the public, saying there was no further reason for concern for the others who were vaccinated that same day. City officials said the decision to pause operations at the site was made of extreme caution.
“We know it may be shocking to hear about people being hospitalized, and we want to reassure Coloradans that the CDC and Public Health are closely monitoring all licensed vaccines.”; Said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 incident commissioner, Colorado Department of Health and Environment. “From what we know, today’s side effects are in line with what can be expected.”
A spokesperson for Centura Health, which oversees the vaccination facility in Colorado, said the number of cases was less than 1% of the 1,700 patients who were vaccinated that day.
This site has had Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the past, and problems are rare. The vaccine adverse event reporting system was run by the federal government.Previous 10 reactions were recorded at a community vaccine site.