Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-04-08 08:00:00 –
According to a statement from Centura Health, more than 600 people were canceled at the “Vaccines for All” event at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday as many responded unfavorably to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Centura Health and state-sponsored vaccination clinic was closed around 3:30 pm after more than 1,700 shots were administered. Officials said 0.8%, or about 13 people, had adverse reactions at the site of observation.
“The side effects of the vaccine were limited during on-site observations after the administration of the J & J vaccine,” a Centura Health official said in a statement.
“We have decided to follow our protocol and, with great care, work with the state to suspend operations for the rest of the day.”
According to a CBS4 report, Centura Health spokesman Lindsay Radford said 18 people experienced side effects and 3 were sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
As of 8 pm, CBS4 reported that two of the three patients had been released from the hospital.
Centura personnel have not identified the observed response or its severity. The state did not immediately return a message asking for more information.
A spokesman for the Tri-County Health Department, which has jurisdiction over Dick’s facility, said authorities are also learning about the issue.
According to the statement, the 640 people who were scheduled to be vaccinated on Wednesday will be automatically rescheduled for another mass vaccination event on Sunday.
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