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COVID-19 vaccine clinics canceled in Stanislaus County amid Moderna batch investigation

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been canceled in Stanislaus County amid concerns of vaccine availability as health officials examine a batch of Moderna vaccines linked to reports of allergic reactions.

On Sunday, California's top epidemiologist, Dr. Erica Pan, recommended providers pause the administration of lot 041L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are being investigated.

“Our goal is to provide the COVID vaccine safely, swiftly and equitably,” Pan said in a statement. “A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic."

A spokesperson with the California Department of Public Health confirmed to KCRA 3 on Monday that the clinic is San Diego's Petco Park, which was recently picked to be a mass vaccination site. Fewer than 10 people required medical attention. No other similar clusters were found.

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