Calif Urges Stop on 1 Vaccine Batch After Allergic Reactions in San Diego

California’s top doctor is recommending a pause on distributing a specific batch of COVID-19 vaccinations that has been linked to several allergic reactions in downtown San Diego.

State epidemiologist Erica S. Pan said in a statement Sunday evening that a “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic.”

NBC 7 confirmed the state was referring to Tailgate Park’s “Vaccination Super Station,” where six people had allergic reactions during the 15-minute observation period after being given the shot last week just two days after it opened.

The incident sparked delays at the vaccine site on Wednesday and others said they were completely turned away. A representative told NBC 7 at the time that the delays were caused by “logistical issues” having to do with more doses of the vaccine arriving at the location. However, Dr. Eric McDonald, Director of Epidemiology for the county, said during the county’s COVID-19 briefing that vaccinations were slowed due to the allergic reactions.