Chicago Hospital Paused COVID-19 Vaccine After Negative Side Effects

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (WLS) — After a thorough internal review, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville is restarting their COVID-19 vaccination program as of Sunday. 

The program was put on pause Friday night after four employees experience reactions shortly after receiving the vaccine. Officials said there have been no other cases reported across Advocate Aurora Health.

“So the immediate concern was, is there something wrong with that batch of vaccines, but after discussion with our health departments and also understanding that that same lot of vaccine was used at multiple other sites, both within and outside of advocate Aurora health, and no other serious concerns reported. We felt that there are really no concerns about the integrity of the vaccine,” said Dr. Robert Citronberg, Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention.

One of the four cases appeared to be a severe allergic reaction. The staff member is doing well and was discharged Saturday. The other three experienced mild reactions that can happen after being vaccinated.

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