California health officials have pause the administering of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after several people reportedly had allergic reactions at one clinic.
The officials on Sunday told health care providers across the state to stop using doses from one COVID-19 vaccine lot that arrived from pharmaceutical company.
The pause affects 330,000 doses of the vaccine that have been distributed to 287 providers, who were instructed to use doses from other available vaccine inventory until an investigation is complete.
“The state has not been notified of any other cluster or individual events related to this lot,” officials said.
“A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic,” California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan told KTLA-TV.