COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – The COVID-19 vaccination site at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City opened Sunday for another week of vaccinations. It comes days after 11 people suffered adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the site.
The site normally operates Sunday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.READ MORE: We're Only 31 Days Away From The Anniversary Of Denver's Earliest Snow On Record
Centura Health, which operates the site at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs and Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, says they are no longer offering that vaccine, and instead administering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to Coloradans.
The 11 patients reported feeling nauseous and dizzy. Centura Health said that the J&J/Janssen COVID vaccine remains safe and effective and will continue to be administered in Centura’s “ambulatory care and physician clinic settings,” but not at the mass vaccination sites.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: One More Day With A Serious Threat For More Flooding And Mudslides
Michael Winterburn had COVID-19. He told CBS4 he was relieved to not only get the vaccine, but also relieved it wasn’t the J&J vaccine.
“When we were looking, we found one of the places that have the Johnson & Johnson shot at times available, but we chose to go look for something else, and we found this one, and it has the Pfizer. So yeah, we have to do two shots, but we’d rather be safe than sorry,” he said.
Centura cites the national shortage of the vaccine and the adverse reactions on Wednesday.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: As Delta Variant Causes Dramatic Increase In Cases, Governor Says Getting To 80% Vaccination Rate Would 'Make An Enormous Difference'
“Out of an abundance of caution we were concerned about those reactions while you
are sitting in your car or driving home,” Peter Banko, CEO of Centura Health, told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger.