California clinics can resume using batch of 330K Moderna vaccines after ...

A California health official says clinics can resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccines after a scare that it was causing allergic reactions.  

More than 330,000 doses of the shot were distributed to 287 providers across the state earlier this month. 

After seven recipients needed medical attention at a mass immunization site in San Diego over the span of 24 hours, officials recommended a pause.

But state epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan said a safety review found 'no scientific basis to continue the pause' and shots can 'immediately resume.'

It comes on the heels of Pan saying that because California is also receiving about 500,000 doses per week, it may take five months to vaccinate all residents aged 65 and older.

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California's top epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan (pictured) said clinics in the state can resume using Moderna vaccine doses from a batch of 330,000 after a scare that the lot was causing allergic reactions.

California's top epidemiologist Dr Erica S Pan (pictured) said clinics in the state can resume using Moderna vaccine doses from a batch of 330,000 after a scare that the lot was causing allergic reactions.

Seven healthcare workers at the 'Vaccination Super Station' at Tailgate Park in San Diego (pictured) suffered 'severe' allergic reactions within 24 hours after being given doses from the lot

Seven healthcare workers at the 'Vaccination Super Station' at Tailgate Park in San Diego (pictured) suffered 'severe' allergic reactions within 24 hours after being given doses from the lot

A safety review board found no evidence the batch was linked to allergic reactions because no other adverse events were reported across the U.S. Pictured: Moderna COVID-19 vaccines sat the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on January 13

A safety review board found no evidence the batch was linked to allergic reactions because no other adverse events were reported across the U.S. Pictured: Moderna COVID-19 vaccines sat the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on January 13

'These findings should continue to give Californians confidence that vaccines are safe and effective, and that the systems put in place to ensure vaccine safety are rigorous and science-based,' Pan said in a statement.

The safety review was run by the Western States Scientific Safety Workgroup in cooperation with the San Diego health officials, Moderna, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

In a report, the group concluded that none of the recipients suffered anaphylaxis and all received treatment and have since recovered.

Also noted was that a large number of people received doses from that batch across the country and no adverse reactions were reported. 

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'The Workgroup recommended that use of this lot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could resume in California and continue in other states represented in the Workgroup, so as to maximize COVID-19 vaccination efforts,' the report read.

The shipment of 330,000 doses - about one-tenth of the state's total distribution -arrived in California between January 5 and 12 and were sent to providers across the state.

On the same day, Pan said the shots could resume, she added it may take five months to vaccinate all California residents aged 65 and older. Pictured: Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health in Sacramento, January 12

On the same day, Pan said the shots could resume, she added it may take five months to vaccinate all California residents aged 65 and older. Pictured: Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health in Sacramento, January 12

Pan said the state is receiving 400,000 to 500,000 doses a week, which means it would take 20 to 22 weeks to immunize all senior citizens. Pictured: A resident receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Pasadena, California, January 15

Pan said the state is receiving 400,000 to 500,000 doses a week, which means it would take 20 to 22 weeks to immunize all senior

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