Moderna confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a complaint from California’s health department that several people were being treated for possible allergic reactions to their vaccines. But it further added that the complaint about a particular batch was under investigation.
The statement comes after the state’s top epidemiologist recommended a pause on the vaccination from the lot due to threats of possible allergic reactions that are currently under investigation. California’s top doctor added that in the specific lot of the Moderna vaccine administered at a local community center, there was an unusual number of potential reactions. Reportedly, more than ten persons required medical attention for allergies in twenty-four hours.
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Besides, the shots developer said that they were unaware of the comparative reactions of adverse events from several other vaccination centers that may be used the doses from the same batch. Moderna stated that a total of 307,300 doses are stored and added that as many as 1,272,200 were produced in the lot.
The company maintained that it was working closely with American health officials to investigate the reason behind the allergic reactions. It said that the company has already distributed more than one million coronavirus vaccines to almost 1,700 vaccination centers across 37 states in the US.
As of Tuesday, the US remains the worst affected country from the pandemic in terms of the total number of confirmed cases. So far, the American health authorities have recorded more than 24.3 million confirmed cases of respiratory disease with nearly 402,000 fatalities.
Since the Pandemic first began, President Trump, who leaves office on January 20, had been criticized for his response to the outbreak. Meanwhile, President-elect Biden has vowed to prepare for a better response and vowed to deliver as many as a hundred million vaccination doses in his first hundred days in office.
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