About 11.1 million Americans have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and many more will follow the same pattern. The numbers are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the news comes from The New York Times.
The California epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommends a pause when it comes to the distribution of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna, as Fox News writes.
Around 10 individuals needed medical attention over the span of 24 hours
Dr. Erica S. Pan also informs that the Moderna Lot 041L20A is the one in question. As Fox 5 San Diego reports, the California Department of Public Health reveals that fewer than ten people had to deal with an allergic reaction that could qualify as severe during the observation period. They were all vaccinated at Petco Park, a baseball park from the downtown area of San Diego, California.
Over 330,000 doses from the 041L20A lot had been distributed throughout the Californian state to 287 providers. Dr. Erica S. Pan also declared:
Out of an extreme abundance of caution and also recognizing the extremely limited supply of vaccine, we are recommending that providers use other available vaccine inventory.
The state Department of Public Health also admitted one terrifying aspect:
As case numbers continue to rise in California, the total number of individuals who will have serious outcomes will also increase.
According to worldometers.info, California has a total of almost 3 million infected people with COVID-19 and over 33,000 deaths. The state is the most affected by the pandemic from all of the American states – Texas comes next with over 2.1 million infections and more than 32,000 deaths, while Florida is third with a bit over 1.5 million infections and more than 24,000 deaths.