SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — California says it’s safe to resume using a batch of coronavirus vaccine after some people fell ill and a halt to injections was recommended.
The decision frees up more than 300,000 doses to counties, cities and hospitals struggling to obtain supplies.READ MORE: 'Just Trying To Do Good': Modesto Junior College Professor Runs To Support Struggling Students
The state Department of Public Health on Sunday urged a pause in using a specific lot of the Moderna vaccine. That came after fewer than 10 people had possible allergic reactions after receiving shots at a San Diego vaccination site. Officials say six people who got the vaccine at a mass vaccination site when into shock.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound I-5 Lanes Near Highway 50 Connector In Sacramento
But the state’s epidemiologist says a safety review found “no scientific basis to continue the pause” and shots can resume immediately.MORE NEWS: How Fast Is Too Fast? As California Starts to Reopen, COVID Risk Still Remains
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