On Thursday, the North Carolina Health Department announced the temporary shutdown of the Johnson &Johnson vaccine site due to rising concerns over adverse conditions. Around 18 people had faced congestion after administering the doses.
The Raleigh clinic in North Carolina was the primitive administer of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Till now, it has administered 2,300 vaccine shots, site operator Wake County said in a press release. The reactions occurred at PNC Arena, home of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, which opened as a vaccine site in February.
Out of the 18 people, 14 were treated onsite, while four were sent to a local hospital, the county said. Appointments got wasted due to these uncertain circumstances, and people were forced to reschedule. People waiting were offered a dose of the Pfizer vaccine or the ability to reschedule their appointments for the Johnson & Johnson dose.
The cases are drying up substantially, but the side effects are creating a deep hole that no health department wants to get into. A similar temporary shutdown occurred Wednesday in Denver when 11 people had adverse reactions to the J&J shots. The site at Dick’s Sporting Goods park reopened on Thursday. If the adverse reactions keep piling up, then the counties might be forced to enroll the possibility of a stoppage in delivering which would hamper the vaccination progress immediately.